Herm

Herm World Aid Walk route map 2013

Herm World Aid Walk  The walk is approximately 5¼ miles (8.5kms) long and takes in most of the coastal paths as well as the Spine Road which runs through the centre of the island. The walk starts at Herm Harbour and finishes at The Mermaid Tavern. There will be a checkpoint and water station at Robert’s Cross. Herm paths are uneven in places so appropriate footwear should be worn. The numbers for walkers taking part in the Herm Walk are limited. Once the number is reached, no more entries can be accepted.  Entry for the Herm Walk closes at 20:00 on Sunday 30th April 2017. Pre-registration is encouraged in the hope of our walkers pledging as much money as possible by asking sponsors for their donation commitment before the day of the Walk.  You can pre-register online until 20:00 Sunday 30th April, the day before the Walk.  The fee is £10 per adult. However, we are delighted to be able to keep this event free for all walkers under 16, and are always amply repaid for this approach by your amazing efforts to raise sponsorship money for the charities supported.  Please make sure you click on the Herm entry walk. If the maximum walk numbers are not reached by the online closing time then people wishing to register as a late entry walker can do so on the day of the Walk at the late entry table on the grass near Herm harbour, from 08:30.  The 2017 Late Entry Form can be filled in at home, and brought to the late entry table.  Blank forms will also be available on the day.  Please be prepared to queue.  If you can register online beforehand, please do! This year a late entry fee of £15 for adults and £1 for children will be charged and late entry walkers should note that no Walker Number will be issued without payment of the fee. All walkers require a Walker Number on the day of the Walk, including adults accompanying children.  This is for insurance purposes and not for sponsorship reasons. In order to encourage our late entry walkers to collect sponsorship monies after the Walk we will make the fee reclaimable if late entry walkers raise more than the fee. The walk will go ahead even in rain but in the event of strong winds and possible disruption to the ferry service please check the Travel Trident website which will be updated at 07:45 on the day of the walk or call their office on 01481 721379 for more information.  Since the first World Aid Walk was started in 1970 the event has raised approximately half a million pounds to help people in need around the world. Funds raised will go directly towards the work of ActionAid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children, The Tumaini Fund and The Eleanor Foundation. Those taking part in the Herm walk will be raising money for these charities. The easiest way to register is online, just click on the link for the Herm walk.  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 have fun making personal to you. Please have a look at the How to Enter page under the Information tab to see what to do and what to expect. Then it is up to you to get sponsorship. For postal entries or if you don’t have an email address, please look at the How to Enter page under the Information Tab but make sure you check for how to enter the Herm walk. Herm travel information On Monday 1st May, the Travel Trident boat leaves Guernsey at 08.30. Ticket prices: £11.00 adult, £5.50 child, £1.50 infant, paid for by cash or cheque only. These prices are for same day return.  The boat arrives in Herm at 08:50 and the Walk will start at 09:30 by the Harbour. Walkers must check in at the Harbour walk desk before starting where you will be given your walker number which must be worn. Return boat times to Guernsey on 1st May are at 12:35, 14:35, 15:35 or 17:35. For further details see the website www.traveltrident.com We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you have an enjoyable day in Herm!    


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    Standard Chartered



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