Albany Working out for Water

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser

It’s hard to imagine no showers, no running toilet and no clean drinking water, but this is the daily life for over 2.1 billion people across the globe.

Gyms from all over the world are taking up Hugh Jackman’s call to join The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Move the world: Workout for water’ event as part of World Children’s Day.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Hugh Jackman said the Workout for Water campaign is going to be huge.

“You won’t want to miss out on this chance to move the world for children, just $414 can fund a water pump that brings clean, safe water to an entire community,” the actor said.

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Albany’s BodyCare Health Club will be taking part in the event this Saturday and is encouraging members to donate to the cause both in store and online.

BodyCare’s event organise Druella McTavish said she encourages people to come down on Saturday and support the cause.

“There’s 2.1 billion people in the world who don’t have access to clean water and I think a lot of people, especially in western countries, take it for granted,” she said.

“If everyone can get their work out on while helping really vulnerable people, they’ll get an extra big endorphin boost.”

BodyCare Health Club is inviting all members of the public to join in on any of their fitness classes this Saturday for only $5, with all proceeds going towards the cause.

To donate directly online, head to: https://movetheworld.live/us/17-929

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