GUERNSEY, 24 April 2014 – This year’s World Aid Walk, once again sponsored by Ipes private equity fund services, will be started by the Bailiff in Market Square, St Peter Port at 9am on Monday 5 May.
The Bailiff, Richard Collas, has supported the event for several years and will start the walk from the balcony in Market Square where he will sound the horn signalling the start of the event.
Chair of the World Aid Walk Bella Farrell says, “We are so pleased Richard Collas has agreed to start the event once again. His support is very much valued, as is that of our sponsor, Ipes, who through their sponsorship makes it possible for every penny raised by walkers to go directly to the charities the walk supports.”
“We hope as many people as possible will take part in this year’s event and help in the global fight against poverty. The event is suitable for all ages and is also a great day out for the family.” Bella Farrell concludes.
The 20km walk sponsored by Ipes for the 14th consecutive year will start and finish in Market Square on 5 May, with walks also taking place in Herm and Sark on the same day.
It is the second year the walk will take an alternative route as the new format proved very popular last year. Walkers will go through the High Street and along the seafront into the Vale and onto the West Coast before returning to St Peter Port up the Rohais.
More than 1,000 walkers are expected to take part in the annual event and it is not too late to enter. You can download an entry form from www.worldaidwalk.org.gg or can enter on the morning of the event at Market Square.
Action Aid, 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 that the funds from the walk will go towards.