The 2014 Guernsey’s World Aid Walk will start at 9 a.m. on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May in Market Square. Walkers should try and obtain their sponsorship money from donors before the day of the walk if they can. There will be over 900 taking part so you are advised to arrive really early in Market Square to register with the Committee, collect your walker number, and pay in any sponsorship money collected.
The walk will leave the Square on the East side, going through the Arcade, up High Street and down the Pollet, crossing at the traffic lights at the bottom of St Julian’s Avenue, then into Royal Plaza with a stop at No.1 – the offices of our Sponsors Ipes, then along the inside footpath to the traffic lights at Admiral Park, then on towards St Sampson’s then down the West Coast, returning to St Peter Port up the Rohais towards the finish in Market Square. This route is much safer than the previous route which was clockwise, but nonetheless walkers must be careful, make room for the elderly and those in wheelchairs and take special care at all road crossings. Marshals are in place at the key strategic crossings – so do not stray from the established route; maps will be provided in your walker-pack.
After the stop at Ipes’ offices in Royal Plaza, there are three checkpoints with water and facilities at Vale Douzaine Rooms, Port Soif and Les Beaucamps School.
ActionAid, Christian Aid, Save the Children, Oxfam and The Tumaini Fund all benefit from the funds raised by walkers. Each charity has its own projects earmarked towards which funds from the walk will be directed.
Entry forms will be available on this website for download or can be picked up from Beau Sejour or the Oxfam shop in St Peter Port.
Ipes have kindly sponsored the walk, for the 13th year – this means that every £1 raised will go directly to the benefiting charities.