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London IT Charity Walk mobilises IT's giving side

The London IT Charity Walk, taking place on Sunday 16 September, is an opportunity for IT professionals and their families to explore London while raising money for children's charity Barnado's and the WCIT Charitable Trust.

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The London IT Charity Walk, taking place on Sunday 16 September, is an opportunity for IT professionals and their...

families to explore London while raising money for children's charity Barnado's and the WCIT Charitable Trust.

The annual event, now in its tenth year, is organised by the City of London livery organisation, the Information Technologists Company, and is supported by Computer Weekly. This year's event is based in the spacious grounds of the Honorary Artillery Company (HAC), near Moorgate.

As well as being a fun family day out for IT professionals, the charity walk includes a mixed-team Corporate Challenge comprising a series of army command tasks to test brains as well as bodies.

The HAC grounds are normally closed to the public, and the walk, which raises about £25,000 annually, also takes participants to nooks and crannies of the City of London that are usually off the tourist track.

The event is family-oriented, with plenty of activities for children. Entrants have a choice of two walks through some of the most interesting parts of the City and return to live jazz, cream teas, a bouncy castle, morris dancers, clowns, a coconut shy, tombola, balloon race and refreshments.

Entrance to the event costs £10 on the day for adults, or £5 if you pre-register, and children under the age of eight go free. Several hundred people from across the IT community will be there, with the money shared between Barnado's and the WCIT Charitable Trust.

If you want to do more than walk, teams of five IT professionals can enter the ITC Corporate Challenge Trophy.

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