WasteAid UK’s sponsored Walk for Waste is this year asking walkers to tackle Scafell Pike in the Lake District, to help raise money to deliver practical and low-cost waste services in developing countries.
WasteAid UK’s popular fundraiser, the Walk for Waste is back – this time with a trek to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. The hike will raise awareness and funds for WasteAid UK, which shares waste management and recycling skills with communities around the globe.
WasteAid UK fundraiser Sally Talbot said: “The Walk for Waste will follow a 12km route up Scafell Pike, making a steep climb at the start and then walking through heathery fellside to the summit. The final height is over 975 metres (3200 feet), and the views from up there are awe-inspiring. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!”
“We’re inviting entries from teams to add an element of competition and excitement to the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to get fit, have fun, and support a very worthy cause.”
Mike Webster of WasteAid UK said: “We’re hoping plenty of people will join us to raise funds for WasteAid UK so we can continue sharing waste management expertise with those who really need it. We’re inviting entries from teams to add an element of competition and excitement to the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to get fit, have fun, and support a very worthy cause.”
WasteAid UK is a charity set up by waste management professionals to deliver practical and low-cost waste services in developing countries.
Mike Webster said: “Three billion people lack rubbish collection and disposal services, and it’s causing a global health crisis. We partner with local organisations to improve the health, environment and livelihoods of people without waste services. Our focus is on building the skills of local people to deliver practical solutions to the waste crisis in their own communities.”
In its first year, WasteAid UK has made a significant impact on thousands of lives. Now, with funding from CIWM, the charity is working on a Guide to App.
Last year, twenty five enthusiastic people took part in the first Walk for Waste, representing local authorities (Aylesbury, Cherwell and South Northants, Monmouthshire, Pendle, Cambridge, North Lincs and LARAC), as well as the University of Northampton, Veolia, LARAC, i2i Events Group and Environment Media Group.