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Charlie Dimmock launches Coast Along at Eden

18 March 2009

Charlie Dimmock and Tim Smit at the Eden Project to launch Coast Along for WaterAid.
Photo credit: Chris Saville

On Monday, celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock and the Eden Project's Chief Executive Tim Smit launched Coast Along for WaterAid 2009.

The two long-term WaterAid supporters got together in Eden's biomes to chat to the media about their shared concern for people living without clean water and safe sanitation ahead of World Water Day on Sunday.

Coast Along for WaterAid, which aims to put teams on each of the sections of the 630 mile South West Coast Path and the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path on a single day, takes place on Saturday 12 September 2009.

>> Listen to the MP3 Charlie recorded!
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As World Water Day falls on Mother's Day this year, Charlie thought it timely to highlight the plight of mothers in developing countries who often rise before sunrise to walk for hours in their search for water.

Both Charlie and Tim are encouraging people of all ages and abilities to join in with Coast Along for WaterAid which aims to raise £100k this year.

There are 96 sections in all and WaterAid organisers of the event are looking for at least 1,000 people to take part. Join us for a great day out!

To find out more, register or just have a look at the kind of walks on offer, visit the Coast Along for WaterAid website.

For more information, please contact: lisamartin@wateraid.org call +44(0)20 7793 4524.

If you would like to find out more, please visit WaterAid's website.

To make contact directly, please email supportercare@wateraid.org, call us on 08456 000 433 or write to WaterAid, 2nd floor, 47-49 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD.