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Take a walk in the dark for a brighter future

Paul Gustafson March 19, 2015

Brighton & Hove Council’s Healthwalks team is asking you dig out your torch or LED lantern, wrap up warm, and join them for the seventh annual Seafront Torch Walk on Saturday, March 28 at 8.30pm.

Brighton & Hove CouncilTHE one mile walk along Brighton seafront, from the Bandstand to the Palace Pier, is in aid of World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) Earth Hour, when the charity’s supporters around the world take action to raise awareness of climate change.

In the past nine years, Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic ‘turn off your lights’ event in Sydney, Australia, to the world’s largest open-sourced environmental campaign, mobilising hundreds of millions of people in more than 7,000 cities and 162 countries to use less or no power for one hour, and to take part in campaigning activities.

Cllr Geoffrey Bowden
Cllr Geoffrey Bowden

Cllr Geoffrey Bowden said: “Last year was the warmest year on record. Climate change is a growing threat to all of us living on our increasingly fragile planet.  The Seafront Torch Walk, organised by the Council’s Healthwalks team, is part of a global WWF campaign linking people around the world who want to protect the earth for future generations.”

The organisers are encouraging everyone to join in and create a ‘family feel’ event, and the Maracatu samba band will be on hand again this year to boost morale with uplifting Latin rhythms.

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