This month, 23 year old Ollie Mason launched his ‘Water Run’ at a charity reception at Downing Street. Ollie told guests of his 60 day 1,000 mile walk from John O’Groats to Lands Ends this summer… carrying up 20 litres of water on his head.
Using a Lifesaver’s jerry can that incorporates a unique filtration system, Ollie will gather water along the way from streams, rivers, lakes, ponds and fountains – all in an effort to reflect and raise awareness of the everyday struggle faced by millions around the world to collect enough water for their daily needs.
On Saturday 11th August, Ollie is making a special detour to London to support the ‘Water Jam Concert’ at La Gondola, in Battersea Park, which will feature live bands and a charity cup football tournament. All proceeds from this event will support Just a Drop.
Ollie spoke of his challenge:
“It’s amazing to see even before I begin my walk that people truly are interested. Individuals, organisations, corporations – they all seem to be so supportive of the task I am about to undertake. I’m very excited to see the response from the country in the following months, but most of all I hope the cause gains greater recognition and charities like Just a Drop Benefit.”