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11/05/07
Walk the World on the Southbank
- London leg of campaign to reduce child poverty goes ahead on Sunday

Walk the World on the SouthbankTHE SOUTHBANK on Sunday hosts the Walk the World event, in which at least 750,000 people worldwide are expected to take part.

One plank to Walk the World is to draw attention to child poverty around the globe by having people in all continents march on the same day.

"Walk the World brings together any and all who care about child hunger," said Josette Sheeran, of the United Nations World Food Programme, who are behind the event.

"It involves the very people who suffer from hunger themselves; men, women and children displaced by civil conflicts and children who receive daily meals at schools in developing countries."

The second plank is to raise money for those same kids, by way of sponsorship for walkers and straight donations.

Starting at 11.30am from The Scoop, next to London City Hall, the walk will move west along the Thames, taking in some great views such as the Millennium Bridge, until just past the Oxo Tower and then head back east again, arriving at the start/finish line at about 1.15pm.

Along the way, walkers will be entertained by dance troupes, drum bands and what the organisers term a "carnival lady on stilts", which sounds intriguing. And you can just turn up on the day; no pre-registration required.

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