Walk the walk to help fund Barnardo's centre

This month IT professionals and their families can visit parts of the capital not normally open to the public, in the Great London Walk in aid of Barnardo's.

This month IT professionals and their families can visit parts of the capital not normally open to the public, in the Great London Walk in aid of Barnardo's.

This year's IT charity walk takes place on Sunday 26 June, starting in the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company, near Moorgate tube station in the heart of the City.

Organised by the City livery company for IT professionals, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Great London Walk, now in its eighth year, aims to raise more than 40,000.

The money will go towards an IT suite of nine PCs for Barnardo's vocational educational service in Norwood, south east London. This service enables disadvantaged 14 to 16-year-olds to train for vocational qualifications and to sit City and Guilds exams online.

There are three itineraries, depending on how far participants and their families want to walk. The routes cover two-and-a-half miles, five miles or eight-and-a-half miles. All three walks finish in the Honourable Artillery Company's grounds, where entertainment will be provided all day. This will include clowns, games, a balloon race, a brass band, a coconut shy, morris dancing, a bouncy castle, beat the goalie and cream teas.

Entry costs 4 in advance (8 on the day) and children under eight can walk for free. The WCIT hopes that each walker can raise at least 50 in sponsorship.

More information:

www.wcit.org.uk/walk

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