Guernsey's new Bailiff Richard Collas will officially start the 42nd World Aid Walk on 7 May 2012 in Market Square.
Richard Collas will be carrying on the role undertaken for many years by the former Bailiff Sir Geoff Rowland.
Chair of the World Aid Walk Bella Farrell says, “Sir Geoff Rowland was always a great supporter of the walk so we are delighted and honoured Richard Collas has agreed to support the event.”
“The walk is only a couple of weeks away now and I would encourage people to sign up and take part.” Bella Farrell concludes.
Action Aid, Christian Aid, Hope for a Child, Save the Children, Oxfam and The Tumaini Fund all benefit from the funds raised by walkers. Each charity has its own projects earmarked that the funds from the walk will go towards.
Richard Collas says, “I am looking forward to officially starting the World Aid Walk in 2012. I took part last year and would encourage others to do so this year. You get a chance to have a good walk, enjoy yourself in good company and raise money for charities at the same time. At the end, you feel invigorated knowing that you have completed a challenge for the benefit of good causes. I hope to see lots of participants on the start line on the day.”
The 20km walk in Guernsey will start at 9am from Market Square and smaller walks in Herm and Sark will begin at 9.30am and 12noon respectively.
For the 12th year locally founded fund services firm Ipes will sponsor the event. Michel Davy, Managing Director, Ipes Guernsey says, “We are delighted to hear the island’s Bailiff has agreed to support the event. While the World Aid Walk is a fantastic community event and a great day out for families it also raises vital funds to support the world’s poor and in reality helps to save lives through the funds raised.”
Entry forms are available from Ipes, Oxfam, island schools and Beau Sejour or can be downloaded from the World Aid Walk website www.worldaidwalk.org.gg. You can also donate to walk online by visiting www.charitygiving.co.uk and searching for the event’s page.