WALKTALK was a bold and challenging nationwide initiative encouraging people to participate, at whatever level, in a 200+ mile walk from Leeds to London that took place during July/August 2008, building relationships and understanding as they do so. The idea was conceived by Gill Hicks and her husband Joe Kerr and developed with Global Promise and Together for Peace.
The Yorkshire region benefits from some of the most accessible national parks and beautiful landscape that the United Kingdom has to offer. For a variety of reasons, these are not always well visited and used by a number of ethnic communities. GP aims to particularly encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from what these places have to offer, through ‘Adventure Challenges’.
Farmers in Africa are struggling to sell their commodities in the international marketplace, as they face competition from large multinationals that can under-price them through economies of large-scale production.
Global Promise sees young people as the future workforce and leaders of the region and believes that businesses can play a valuable role by working in partnership with teachers and students to develop enterprising attitudes.
Global Promise launched in 2005, in response to the disastrous Tsunami in South Asia. We raised over £2m and provided relief by engaging businesses and the community.
Climate change, sustainable energy, recycling and waste and water efficiency are key, high profile issues for the focus of the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).