With 42 kilometres covered, the Red Foundation and throngs of friends have almost completed their month-long trek across Barbados.
Now 12 kilometres, between Lancaster, St. James, and Daryll Jordan Secondary School, St. Lucy, are left. And patron of the foundation, Cultural Ambassador Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire is already warming up for what is expected to be an exciting and exhilarating final leg this coming Sunday (September 25).
Since September 3 when the second instalment of Walk the Talk began, hundreds have turned out to each leg of the event in an effort to raise funds and food supplies for the lesser fortunate on the island. The charity walk has taken supporters through St. Philip, beginning at East Point, to the Concorde Experience at Spencer’s in Christ Church onto the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, The Pine, St. Michael, and from there, to Lancaster, this past Sunday.
Inviting supporters to the fourth and final leg this weekend, Wiltshire believed that Walk the Talk has been a success in part due to the generosity of Barbadians at home and across the Diaspora, a lot of hard work, and the many volunteers. In addition, he was proud of what has been achieved thus far and that Barbadians were being their brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
“The way we’ve been received throughout the country as we’ve walked has been brilliant. The support has just been fantastic. We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve for Barbadians,” Wiltshire to Barbados TODAY.
Persons have been reminded that they can also contribute through the donation of non-perishable goods, which can be dropped off at the start and end of the route. What’s more, donations can be made to the Republic Bank account #: 098327482001; routing number for wire transfers: 00009006 or https://gofund.me/11350567. (KC)