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Making a splash for All We Can!

On Monday 26 September All We Can supporter Barbara Illingworth from Holmer Green Methodist Church will be attempting a sponsored swim for All We Can at Handy Cross Swimming Pool in High Wycombe. Here she shares her motivation for ‘making a splash’ for All We Can:

In the latest All We Can newsletter there was an article about the work of one of All We Can’s local partners in Uganda. This year Voluntary Action for Development (VAD) are celebrating 20 years of working in the Wakiso District in central Uganda to increase access to clean water and sanitation for thousands of children and adults. 

One in four people in Uganda do not have access to safe water and over half the population live without safe sanitation.  8,000 Ugandan children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

The idea of making a splash for Harvest 2016 appealed to me as I love swimming. I have recently done a swimming stroke improvement course and feel I could attempt a sponsored swim.  I am going swimming regularly to build up my stamina and hopefully, do at least 40 lengths (1000 metres) on Monday 26th September. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the need of people in the world who are not as lucky as I am; however, when the idea of making a splash was introduced, I felt it was something I could do.

ALL WE CAN has its roots in the Methodist Church and, with the help of God’s Holy Spirit I try to live up to the words of John Wesley about our Christian vision, priorities, and values:

“Do all the good you can.

By all the means you can.

In all the ways you can.

In all the places you can.

At all the times you can.

To all the people you can.

As long as ever you can.”

Inspired by Barbara? Find out how you can make a splash this Harvest.

About the Author Barbara Illingworth

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