Could you live on 10 litres of water a day? Fr Rob Esdaile did it in Thames Ditton
One of our Diocesan Priests went for a week on just 70 litres of water to highlight the plight of nearly a billion people around the world who live all year round without regular access to clean water.
Fr Rob Esdaile, Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Thames Ditton will had just 10 litres a day for all his cooking, cleaning and drinking needs, the same as the average for people in some of the world’s poorest countries.. In the UK, the average person uses 150 litres of water per day, 50 of which are flushed down the toilet each day, whilst each minute in the average shower uses nine litres.
See Fr Rob’s brilliant blog here http://blog.cafod.org.uk/tag/father-rob-esdaile/ It is well worth a read and there’s a great video on there too.
Fr Rob is one of thousands of CAFOD campaigners who are backing ‘Thirst for change’ by sending their own personal messages to David Cameron. CAFOD is asking Prime Minister David Cameron to call on world leaders at the G8 meeting in May 2012, and to lead the way on ending water poverty for good.
If you would like to sponsor Fr Rob, please go to his Just giving site www.justgiving.com/Rob-Esdaile
Many Thanks Fr Rob!
If anyone else is interested in doing the water challenge then do get in touch with us in the A&B office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 898 866. What about taking on the challenge for Holy Week?