Sign-up for World Aid Walk on 7 May 2012 to raise funds for charity

March 16th, 2012 by World Aid Walk

Enjoying World Aid Walk on 3 May 2010 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

World Aid Walk organisers hope record numbers of walkers will take part in the event across the Bailiwick.

The 42nd World Aid Walk will this year take place on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2012 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 said “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.

Thousands participate in Guernsey's World Aid Walk in 2010 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The 20 km walk in Guernsey will start at 9 am from Market Square, St Peter Port and smaller walks in Herm and Sark will begin at 9.30 am and 12 noon respectively.

For the 12th year locally founded fund services firm Ipes will sponsor the event, Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director Michel Davy said “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 said.

Entry forms are now available and can be collected from Ipes, Oxfam, island schools, and the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre or can be downloaded from the World Aid Walk website.

You can also donate to walk online.

Former Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey Sir Fabian Malbon (right) participates in World Aid Walk to raise money for Oxfam, Save the Children, Action Aid, Christian Aid and The Tumaini Fund

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