Running Well is a charitable foundation which aims to provide people living in underdeveloped and remote parts of Uganda with access to clean water primarily by building water boreholes. The charity’s other aim is to encourage people to take up running or any other personal challenge to help raise funds for the projects it supports.
Running Well operates on a purely voluntary basis and its Trustees and members manage all the projects it supports directly themselves. The Trustees between them have extensive experience in business management and operations, investment and fund management, financing, project management, human resources and fund-raising, as well as undertaking other charitable work and participating in sporting events.
Providing communities in Uganda with access to clean water
Running Well focuses on supporting and implementing projects which have a direct, tangible and measurable impact on improving accessibility to clean water for people in the poorest and remotest parts of Uganda.
Providing better access to clean water helps improve standards of living, health and education. Clean water prevents people from falling ill and the spread of disease. It is often the role of the women or children in the family to collect water; better access means the women have more time to carry out their other duties and the children have more time to attend school.
Our work is focused in Uganda. The country has a population of approximately 38 million people and is one of the poorest nations in the world, especially in the rural areas which are home to 84% of Ugandans.
Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils and regular rainfall, but despite this, it is estimated that more than a third of the Ugandan population still has no access to a clean water supply, with the percentage in rural areas being significantly higher.
We have so far built seven water boreholes in the Busoga region of Uganda, which have provided clean water for approximately 15,000 people.
how you can help
Running Well is a registered charity (registration number 1169004) with its registered office at Chine Lodge, Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4HA.
Some of the best runners in the world come from the African nations – they are born with a natural gift for “running well” – but in many parts of Africa they do not have access to running water. Running can make you feel well and is good for your health – no access to running water from the likes of a well can have the opposite effect.
As little as £3 can help us to give at least one person access to clean water for life. Or why not become a sponsor or the proud donor of our next water borehole?
Please help make a difference by getting involved now.