The Ipes sponsored World Aid Walk has been hailed a success with more than 800 people taking part, raising almost £20,000 for charity.
It is the 12th year Ipes has sponsored the event and the 42nd time the walk has been held in the island. For the second year the walk took place on the same day in Herm and Sark.
Chair of the World Aid Walk Bella Farrell said, “We are delighted the World Aid Walk was once again a success and I would like to thank everyone who took part in any way to help raise money for the World’s poorest people. All the money raised will make a massive difference to so many people’s lives.”
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.
Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director Michel Davy started the walk with the island’s Bailiff Richard Collas. Michel then joined a number of other Ipes people to complete the walk, while other Ipes employees volunteered at check-points and helped congratulate walkers at the end by handing out medals.
Michel Davy said, “We are really pleased that the World Aid Walk was once again a success. As a locally 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.”