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Best foot forward!

Best foot forward!

Saturday 15 June 2019

Best foot forward!

Hundreds of people are making their way around Guernsey on foot today, having gathered at the Guernsey Information Centre during the early hours of this morning, to take on the daunting 39-mile Saffery Rotary Walk.

Starting from 04:30 this morning, the walkers were directed to make their way out of town, towards the bathing pools, so they could tackle the cliff paths as the sun rose.

Volunteers were there for registration, scanning the walkers individually allocated barcoded numbers.

Every year, the walk attracts hundreds of adventurous walkers who gather to undertake the 39-mile feat.

Last year’s walk raised a total of £60,000 which was split between 20 local organisations and charities. The Walk's organising committee hopes to break that record this year, with a target of 1000 walkers and 50 relay teams taking part with between four and seven members each.

“It’s wonderful to see the community come together for this event to raise funds for 23 well-deserving charities” said Chair of the Walk’s organizing committee Mr Simon Milsted. He also thanked all of the volunteers for their assistance and time and wished walkers the best of luck with the challenge. 

Since the Walk’s inception in 1998 nearly 21 years ago, it has raised nearly £600,000 for charitable causes. It has established itself as one of the island’s largest fundraising events for charity.

Pictured: Walkers taking on the 2018 challenge. 

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