These Boots are made for Walkin’: Vincy to sojourn Barbados on foot for charity

These Boots are made for Walkin’: Vincy to sojourn Barbados on foot for charity


I’ve heard of thinking on your feet, I’ve also known a few sleepless nights in my life – but to go for over a week on your feet AND without dozing?

This is what a dude from St Vincent is planning to do from next month, as in June, and the cause is a worthy one; establishing a Children’s Hospital in ye olde Hairoun (according to Caribbean Net News), but the early stages of this Herculean task has its basis right here –

The Barbados walk takes off on Saturday, June 7 at 5:00 AM. It will start at Oistins, moving along south coast road to Bridgetown, then on to the Spring Garden Highway, along University Roundabout, through Blackrock, Green Hill, Eagle Hall, Baxters Road, back to Bridgetown (Lower Green Bus Stand), to Vincy Town, Collymore Rock, Sergeants Village, Vauxhall and ending at the Sheraton Centre.

The organisers are inviting Barbadians, in particular children, and other walking enthusiasts to join them along the route. The Rotary Clubs of Barbados [as well as] Cable & Wireless are among the institutions that will provide support on the ground for this initiative.

Ole George does not plan to rest on his laurels for too long, either, for soon thereafter he heads North –

The main fundraising activity is a series of sponsored walks by Vincentian walking legend, Earl ?Ole George? Daniel and his walking partner, Joel Butcher. The walks are taking place at various locations on mainland St. Vincent – Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, with the major walk in North America, from New York to Toronto.

The North America walk will require Daniel and Butcher to walk for approximately eight days without sleep. Rotary Club and its partners are also facilitating the entering of this record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The two, came close to creating this record in Jamaica some two years ago.

Mr Daniel was inspired by a definite lack in young medical care not only in SVG, but through the whole region, and he decided to do something to change that –

Several Caribbean children have already benefited under the project. The establishment of a hospital in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will ensure that the much needed medical services will be available in the region.
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