Thousands set to join Malta’s Good Friday charity walk

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Malta’s annual Good Friday charity walk.

The event will take place on the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday from Mellieha to Floriana.

Last year, over 10,000 people joined in and this year numbers are expected to grow further.

The night walk was started by Joseph Vella from Mellieha and his son-in-law Glenn 11 years ago, but year after year the number of people joining has soared.

For several years, walkers have contributed funds to the Puttinu Cares cancer support group.

Last year, more than €91,190 was collected for the Maltese charity.

How can I take part?

Participants are asked to donate a minimum of €10.

Everybody is invited to join the night walk on Friday 19 April.

It starts at 12.30am from the Mellieha Parish Square and ends at the Granaries in Floriana.

Those joining are invited to be in Mellieha by 12.00am.

The walk takes around four hours and covers almost 22km. Upon arrival, a certificate of participation will be awarded to all participants.

Water stations and refreshments will be available along the walk. Free transport prior to the walk from Floriana Granaries, from 10.00pm on Thursday, and after the walk to Mellieha will be provided upon booking.

Minibuses will be available along the route to pick up those who decide to stop and these will be taken to the Granaries in Floriana.

Medical staff will also be on standby in case of emergencies.

For further information and transport booking please call 9999 1800 or visit www.walkthewalk.org.mt.

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