There are 21 different 9 to 13 day expeditions along the Great Wall of China. Michael Palin CBE whole heartedly endorses the event saying “The Great Walk of China is a tough challenge, but then so are the challenges which face the 100,000 plus vulnerable children, young people and their families across the UK who are supported by NCH, the children’s charity.
We are delighted to be working with Charity Challenge as the benefiting charity for 2004’s Great Walk of China. We are sure that this amazing event led by Karen Churches, will inspire and enthuse all those taking part to raise lots of money and make a real difference to the many children and young people NCH supports. The launch for The Great Walk of China 2004 is on 23rd January 2003, Chinese New Year weekend. Celebrity Chef, Nancy Lam will attempt to set the world record for the world’s largest stir fry.
The launch will take place between 11am and 5pm in Leicester Square in London. “I am incredibly honoured to be participating in this event and look forward to doing as much as I can to help with the NCH’s fundraising activities. A MAJOR international conference examining the treatment of Google Local Marketing Services child witnesses in Scottish courts takes place in Edinburgh today. It has been organised by three of the country’s leading children’s charities and will call for further improvements to the justice system to end the ordeal faced by children in giving evidence.
Experts from South Africa and Canada will tell the conference of changes in their countries that have made the legal process more “child-friendly” and have helped children to give a full account of their evidence. The conference will also hear from Scotland’s Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson. Every year children give evidence in several thousand criminal and civil cases in Scotland either as victims of crimes as distressing as sexual abuse or as witnesses of crimes as wide ranging as car crashes or robberies. Prosecution cases can fail after going to court and fear of giving evidence in court can mean that some of the most serious crimes are never reported.