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Visit the white horses of Wiltshire in aid of Christian Aid

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A FUNDRAISING walk across all the Wiltshire white horses is being held on Saturday 27th – Tuesday 30th April to raise money for Christian Aid, starting at Westbury’s iconic landmark.

The charity said, “This is going to be a very special sponsored event starting on Saturday April 27 and finishing on Tuesday April 30. The event will begin with a ‘Big Brekkie’ in Westbury open to everyone. Many walkers will complete all 4-days of the walk, covering between 12-17 miles each day – a staggering 60 miles in total! Others will join us for one or two legs/days of the hike. En route we will take in eight white horses around Westbury, Devizes, Broad Town, Marlborough, Pewsey and Alton Barnes.

“Brilliant supporters in Devizes came up with a new idea to raise money for Christian Aid Week 2019. This year the week is focusing on mothers in Sierra Leone who suffer from a lack of medical support during childbirth (ten women in Sierra Leone die every day in child birth). They desperately need better access to trained staff and medical centres.

“Refreshments and a warm welcome will be provided by Christian Aid supporters along the way, in a selection of cafes, pubs and village halls. It’s a wonderful way to involve several communities.

“We are hoping that each walker’s target will be to raise £200. If you would like to join us and register for the walk please email bristol@christian-aid.org or call the Bristol Office on 01454 415923.

“A huge thank-you to the Christian Aid supporters from Devizes who came up with this idea and a huge thank-you to you for sponsoring us!!

“For more info on the theme of Christian Aid Week, please go to: www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week.”

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