The Danish adventurer started the walk on 18 May 2015, his 27th birthday, and has now been walking for 438 days. He has walked the entire way across the European continent and has now moved on to North Africa. The trip is set to last almost three years, taking Christensen through 29 countries.
The Walk for Water has started! On this monday, may 18th, 2015, Charlie started his walk for water. Go on the website (find link in bio) to watch the video by the danish television agency “Tv2 News” visiting Charlie, as he was saying his goodbye to family and friends, before starting the journey! 💧#walkingforwater #w4w
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He hopes his walk will raise awareness and funds for a project in rural Tanzania which he holds close to his heart. After working as the manager of an orphanage in Lengasti Village in Tanzania, he witnessed first hand the lengths people are forced to walk to fetch water on a daily basis. Christensen believes his long walk to Tanzania, which he called ‘Walking for Water’ is a symbolic way of helping the people of Lengasti.
Wauw! Today Charlie grossed the border between France and Spain! This is so exciting! We all wish him a nice and plesant journey through Spain, down to Gibraltar where he will be crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, were the Atlanticocean and the Mediterranean meets between Europe and Africa! 🌎💧👏#walkingforwater #charlieswalking #sharethemessage #joinus #denmarktotanzania #aurevoirfrance #holaespaña #atlanticocean #mediterranean #straitofgibraltar #w4w
At the other side of the world, there is another man walking his way around the world, 27-year old Tom Turcich who is walking through South America with his adopted dog. Alex Ellis Roswell, a 23-year-old from the UK is also on a three-year-long mission to walk the coastline of the UK and Ireland to raise money for the lifeboats.