Project : Base – Water Charity Partnership
PROJECT BASE H2O – Water Charity Partnership (& Peer To Peer Fundraising Challenge):
Meet wingsuit fliers Sam Hardy & Nate Jones:
These guys are the gravity-defying BASE jumpers who comprise PROJECT BASE H2O. Sam, from England, and Nate, from Australia, are leading enthusiasts of a relatively new sport, a type of base jumping that uses “flying squirrel” type wingsuits to allow them to fly & glide through the air and perform aerial manoeuvres; human birds one could say. As cool as that is, this isn’t all they are up to. They also do charity work!
As they globe-trot and soar in far-flung locales, these rockstars actually take time to fund and implement water projects where they go. We met them as they were doing a project in Ethiopia, where Water Charity was working as well, and we decided that working together would be a great idea. We, as an established WASH development organization, can help them do bigger and more efficient projects, as well as handle the donations, leaving them to focus on what they do best… flying, and helping people in a spectacular fashion.
Check out the video below to see the full story from Mission Ethiopia, where they were flying in Simien National Park.
On World Water Day – March 22nd, 2015 – Sam and Nathan did the first-ever wingsuit flight in The Simien Mountains National Park, while they were on their Project: BASE charity mission in Ethiopia. Sam and Nathan raised $11,000 to benefit the local communities near to the BASE jumping locations. Their donations went towards building a new water well and refurbishment of an old water well in Miligebsa. They also built a new water well in the Amhara region that was completed in the summer of 2016, and delivered 20 “one world” footballs to 4 local schools, and furnished a satellite school with new school furniture.