Twelve schools from England and Wales are walking in relay from Cardiff Bay to Hay Festival throughout the month of May to raise awareness for the charities Send My Friend To School, which campaigns to make schools safe around the world, and Cariad Kenya, which provides education, welfare and justice to neglected children in Kenya.
Please donate online to this ambitious fundraiser and help achieve the United Nations Global Goal to 'ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'. Hay Festival is commissioning authors and illustrators, including Eric Ngalle Charles, Lizzie Harper, Patrick Jones, Daniel Morden, Adele Nozedar and Nicola Davies, to walk and work with pupils along the way.
The last school in this epic relay is Hay Primary School – pupils will walk from their new building in the centre of Hay to the Festival site to join thousands of children coming to enjoy the free programme for primary schools on Thursday 24 May.
All pupils participating in the walk will present signatures collected along the way to Chris Davies MP, and there will be charity collections at Hay Festival on 24 May.