Big Walk Trust chairman, Gerald Ponte, confirms that, the Cape Times Big Walk has been cancelled for the first time in more than 60 years as not enough sponsorship could be raised.
Ponte states that, Discovery’s seven-year participation as co-naming rights sponsor had come to an end, adding that, “While every effort has been made to secure a replacement, we were not able to secure the correct funding. The trust has explored options, but could not reconcile asking walkers to contribute to an event that would not support the walk’s charity objectives.”
The trust was convinced that, given the opportunity, the walk would be staged next year.
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