The organisers of the World Aid Walk are hoping record numbers of walkers will take part in the event accross the Bailiwick.
The 42nd World Aid Walk will this year take place on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May and for the second year will be extending across the Bailiwick with walks taking place in Guernsey, Herm and Sark.
Chair of the World Aid Walk Bella Farrell says, “We’re delighted Herm and Sark are able to take part once again and we expect their walks to continue to flourish this year. After bad weather last year we’re hoping walkers weren’t put off and will come out in force once again. If the walk could be bigger and better than ever we would be really pleased as every penny raised goes to the work of the participating charities.”
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.
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, Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director Michel Davy says, “We are really pleased to be continuing our association with this popular event. As a Guernsey founded business it is great to be able to support an event which so many islanders enjoy taking part in while raising money for much needed causes overseas.”
“I braved the weather and took part last year and thoroughly enjoyed the walk, I hope many islanders will take part again this year as it is a great day out for everyone and is a challenge for all abilities.” Davy concludes.
Entry forms are now available and can be collected from Ipes, Oxfam, island schools and Beau Sejour or can be downloaded from the World Aid Walk website – http://www.worldaidwalk.org.gg/ you can also donate to walk online by visiting http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/ and searching for the event’s page.