Charity walk around Wales
7:01am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
WALK on Wales, a £1million charity walk in aid of Welsh soldiers, sets off from the Senedd
An 87 mile charity walk around the Wales Coastal Path will set off from the Senedd steps tomorrow.
It has been organised by Walk on Wales, a charity set up by two Falklands veterans, Captain Jan Koops and LSgt Dai Graham.
The walk aims to raise £1million for the charities Combat Stress and the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.
Eleven relay teams will walk the entire length of the coastal path carrying a specially commissioned silver baton which is inscribed with the names of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen who have died serving their country since the end of the Second World War.
Deputy presiding officer, David Melding AM, who will walk the first couple of miles with the Walk on Wales team, said: “It is a great honour for the National Assembly for Wales to host the start of this journey around Wales.
“It is important that we recognise the sacrifice made by those who have served in the Armed Forces and that we provide the best care and help to those returning from conflict, as well as their families.”
Prior to the start of the walk, there will be performances from the band of the Welsh Guards and Treorchy Male Choir, in front of the Senedd, from 1pm onwards.
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