St Albans Beavers walk around lake to raise money for water charity

PUBLISHED: 10:36 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:20 18 March 2019

Beavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver Colony

Beavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver Colony

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St Albans Beavers took part in a ‘Walk For Water’ to raise money for Water Aid.

Beavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver ColonyBeavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver Colony

Beavers from the 3rd St Albans Scouts Thor Colony visited Verulamium Lake on Saturday, March 9 and were challenged to walk as far as possible in two hours.

The group, aged between six and eight, split into three teams: Kingfishers, Swans and Ducks, each team working together to carry a heavy container of water around the lake.

The Beavers previously created posters about water pollution in developing countries and learnt how to make a handwashing device called a tippy tap, which they demonstrated to passersby during their walk.

Jacob, aged seven, said: “I made the tippy tap using a plastic milk bottle, rope and five long sticks. It was easier to use than I thought.”

Beavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver ColonyBeavers in St Albans went on a 'Water Walk' to raise money for Water Aid. Picture: Thor Beaver Colony

Despite adverse weather conditions on the day, the Beavers managed to walk a combined total distance of 61.2km and have so far raised £117.43.

To donate to the Beavers go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ThorBeaverColony

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