This Saturday, January 12th, the founder of the Trail Makers Malta Facebook page, Giovanni Camilleri, and Dutch walking-enthusiast Jeffery Tanis will be tackling Malta’s perimeter in one go in a bid to raise awareness and money for the Puttinu Cares Foundation. The 130km-walk, which will begin in St Julian’s at 8am, is expected to take 29 hours, and people are invited to join the walk at scheduled times and places, which can be found on the Walk Malta Facebook page.
“Walking has always been a passion of ours,” says Mr Camilleri, whose achievements include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Elbros in Russia, Denali in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, and other smaller ones in Europe and Africa, as well as having completed the 800km Camino de Santiago, the arduous 200km GR20 trek in Corsica, and crossed Malta, Ireland and Holland with other trekkers clocking in hundreds of kilometers.
“During training I walked 125km at a stretch, so this should be a fun challenge,” he adds. “More importantly, however, it will help us raise awareness and funds for Puttinu Cares, which takes a holistic approach to caring for families with children suffering from cancer.”
The first Walk Malta is expected to start on Saturday 12th January at 8am and finish on Sunday 13th January at 1pm. To find out how to join the walk and where the trail makers will be at any given time, please visit the Walk Malta Facebook page. To donate, please do so by visiting www.puttinucares.org or by Revolut your donation to +356 7942 9676. Donations will also be accepted on the day by the two trekkers.