World Aid Walk 2017
Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017
09:00 Market Square (Guernsey) and 09:30 Herm Harbour (Herm)
Thanks to your generosity and hard work the 2016 World Aid Walk raised an amazing £22,000. This was very kindly matched by the Overseas Aid and Development Commission, which meant that we raised a total of £44,000!”
Since the first World Aid Walk started in 1970 you’ve raised approximately half a million pounds to help people in need around the world. This year Action Aid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children, The Tumaini Fund and The Eleanor Foundation will all benefit from the funds you raise. Read more about their chosen projects by browsing on the Charities tab.
This year the walk is taking place on Monday 1st May 2017 from the Market Square in Guernsey and the Harbour in Herm, and we are hoping you can help us raise even more, and help fight global poverty in the process.
The easiest way to register is online. Just click on the green button to the right – choose either Guernsey or Herm. This year we are asking all adult walkers to pay £10, which will go directly to the charities, but we are delighted to be able to keep this event free for all walkers under 16 years old. (But make sure you pre-register, as entries on the day cost £15 adults aged 16+ and £1 per child).
You will be sent the following emails – immediate confirmation with your unique Walker Number and a link to a sponsorship form for you to print out and bring on the day, a payment receipt if applicable, and a further email with a link to your personal online fundraising page, which you can have fun making personal to you. Please have a look at the How to Enter page to see what to do, and what to expect, or for contact information in case you don’t receive the emails. Then it is over to you to get sponsorship – we really appreciate your efforts!
For postal entries, or if you don’t have an email address, please look at the How to Enter page.
We acknowledge your hard work with an award ceremony later in the year, so have a look at the names for previous years in the Awards section on this site and see if you can join them in 2017 and together let us beat the amounts raised. There are awards for the highest amount of sponsorship raised by individuals and schools, as well as a trophy for the highest amount raised by a team. We would love it if at work, school or home you could form a team and go for the team prize.
Our new sponsor, Sarnia Hotels Guernsey, will sponsor the 20km walk, so that every penny you raise, including the adult entry fee, goes to the charities.
I know how much you will enjoy this event – our gallery photos remind us each year! Take a look at the photos from last year here, as well as our first ever video below (by Olly from OnScreen Creations).
Thank you for taking part and helping some of the world’s poorest people.
Bella Farrell, Chairperson of the World Aid Walk Organising Committee
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