Leading humanitarian aid charity CARE International UK is urging Surrey residents to mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August by signing up for a charity walk to be hosted in Guildford.
The event, Walk All Over Poverty, takes place on Saturday 6 October. The 8km or 21km route starts and finishes in Shalford Park, taking in the scenic North Downs. The money that participants raise will help support people in the developing world whose lives have been torn apart by natural disasters or conflict.
CARE’s Programme Director, John Plastow, said: “World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity helping others. This year the official theme of the day is to ‘do something good for someone else’. Walk All Over Poverty raises funds for CARE’s work, which sees our staff spending weeks and months overseas in extremely tough conditions responding to humanitarian emergencies as soon as they happen.
“Taking part in Walk All Over Poverty is a fantastic way to support CARE, and it’s right on Surrey residents’ doorstep. Sign up at www.carechallenge.org.uk/walk on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day.”
The event will be supported by the Co-operative Membership in the South East as part of their goal of tackling global poverty. Debbie Mitchell, Co-operative and Membership Officer, said: “We are delighted to support the vital work of CARE in helping to save lives and rebuild homes and livelihoods after disasters. CARE’s goals align with our own ethical business model, and we’ll be encouraging our members to pledge to Walk All Over Poverty.”
CARE aims to raise £50,000 through this event to support its poverty-fighting and emergency relief work. Just £25, which is the minimum donation that the charity is asking from each participant, could feed a mother and her child for a week during a food crisis.
To sign up, visit www.carechallenge.org.uk/walk, or call 020 7091 6111.