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Walking for charity


Walking for charity

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OVER 300 walkers and runners took to the streets from the Garrison to the Aquatic Gap, both in St Michael, in support of the International Business Week 2014 5K Fun Walk/Run sponsored by LEX Caribbean yesterday afternoon.

Proceeds go to the Barbados International Business Association Charity Fund in aid of the Winston Scott Polyclinic national vaccination and immunisation programme. This is the fourth year that the association has held the event.

Participants travelled to the Gap via Culloden Road, Belleville and Bay Street.

Henderson Holmes, executive director of BIBA, said the registration was very encouraging this year and expectation is to better the numbers next year.

“I think Barbados is becoming more health conscious with all the information about non-communicable diseases and also the international business sector and BIBA are becoming better known. This particular event is organised for a very noble cause. We have a BIBA charity which we set-up to channel funds from the sector to worthy social causes and it has devoted itself entirely to assisting in the health care system,” he said. (JS)