1pm on the dot today, the youngsters from Shefford YNU Youth Group gathered
on the river bridge in North Bridge Street to start their 24 hour famine
in aid of World Vision.
One child dies every 15 seconds through lack of clean drinking
water and basic sanitation. That's not a one-off disaster - it happens
every single day with crushing monotony.
This is the challenge that the YNU group have risen to - helping
World Vision in their quest to ensure that everyone has access to
clean drinking water and basic sanitation as a matter of right.
Wherever they live.
water was hauled up to the bridge in buckets, filtered, and then exchanged
for their next 24 hours rations (drinking and washing)
Most of the rest of the afternoon will be spent at St Michael's Church
where they will be building a 'coin river' out of donated coins.
15th February will see the group visiting the Methodist Church, St Michael's
and the Baptist Church to give a presentation/drama production in support
of their efforts