Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer
Saturday marked another successful walk-a-thon for the St George's Anglican Church.
The second staging of the St George's Church 5k Walkathon and Health Fair for charity purposes, was launched by former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe, who oultlined the importance of health and the purpose of the walk.
The St George's Church has served the inner city of Kingston for the last 83 years, and the funds made from the walkathon will be used to help the less fortunate through the church's outreach programmes, including its street people feeding programme, award of scholarship and educational assistance to children in the inner city, career and guidance counselling, free legal service, annual summer school and homework assistance, just to list a few.
The walk started from Emancipation Park, then east along Oxford Road, across Old Hope Road and on to Tom Redcam Avenue, then right on to Caledonia Avenue, further down to Marescaux Road, then Heroes Circle, on to East Street, then Sutton Street, on to Duke Street and then the final destination - the St George's Church car park.
PLEASED WITH TURNOUT
Edmund Davis, director of the church, was pleased with the turnout and encouraged more people to walk for health and charity.
"This is our second staging and we encourage wellness and good health," said Davis.
"We are happy to see that there are so many persons participating in the walkathon," he added "This will help us to raise enough funds for our outreach programmes."
The registered participants in the walk received a souvenir T-shirt, the walkers were properly identified and guided by marshals, and the police were present to ensure the safety of the proceedings.