Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission have agreed to match fund monies raised in 2018 walk

Very good news for the World Aid Walk is that the Overseas Aid & Development Commission have agreed to once again match the funding from sponsorship raised by those participating in the 2018 World Aid Walk.

The Commissioners has agreed to extend the previous matched funding agreement and will offer up to £5,000 of matched funding per participating charity against their individual share of the overall sponsorship.

This agreement will provide match funding for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 World Aid Walk. The 2020 will be the 50th anniversary for the first World Aid Walk. The Commission’s decision reflects its recognition as to how much part of Island life the World Aid Walk has become since its inception in 1970 and the huge difference the funds raised by countless walkers since then has made to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

Sarnia Hotels & Specsavers Optical Group confirmed as key sponsors for 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Specsavers have confirmed that they will sponsor the 2018 walk along with Sarnia Hotels.

The sponsorship from Sarnia Hotels and Specsavers ensures that every penny raised, by participants on the walk, will go directly to the beneficiary charities. Lets make this the best walk yet.

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New beneficiary charity – This Is EPIC

The World Aid Walk are very pleased to welcome the Guernsey based charity This Is EPIC onto the WAW committee. This means that 5 charities will all benefit from the funds raised in 2018.

Lets make this the best walk yet and help to reduce poverty throughout the world

This Is EPIC are a charity that is passionate about helping families rise out of poverty. It is focussed on implementing a scheme called ‘Village Savings and Loans’ within communities in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Village Savings and Loan projects provide people and communities living in extreme poverty, to have access to informal financial services. This access acts as a help up and catalyst for income generating activities. It empowers individuals and communities with knowledge and skills and has a sustainable and positive impact in the fight against poverty.