Exmouth’s Chloe’s 1,000-mile walk for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:30 10 April 2016

Chloe Burles.

Chloe Burles.


An Exmouth woman is set to walk nearly 1,000 miles to open people’s eyes to the struggles of children in the developing world.

Chloe Burles, 23, wants to raise £1,000 for WaterAid with her expedition across the Gobi Desert, which begins in May and will take 50 to 60 days.

WaterAid is an international organisation aiming to improve the poorest people’s access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

The young woman, who has worked with refugees in Africa and on the Greek island of Kos, believes everyone should have access to clean drinking water.

Chloe, of Exeter Road, said: “I think we take the fact that we can access clean, safe water for a given.

“Surely, in this day and age, everyone in the world should have this right, but it just isn’t the case.

“It’s not until you’re in a situation where you can’t access water that you realise this and think about how awful it is.”

If you would like to donate to Chloe’s campaign or for more information, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chloe-burles1. For more information about WaterAid, visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk/who-we-are.

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