11:01AM, Monday 21 October 2013
Walkers setting off on a 10k or 24k trek along the river heard an inspiring and shocking message to send them on their way.
Yesterday's fourth 'walk all over poverty' event for the Care International organisation - the third to take place in Windsor - was launched from Alexandra Gardens by its chairman Oliver Stocking. The organisation's chief executive Geoffrey Dennis did the walk with his wife Jo, son Dominic, 15 and dogs Hannah and Sophie.
Geoffrey has just returned from Lebanon where the organisation has been helping thousands of refugees. He said: "The vast majority have no idea why this has happened to them. I met a doctor, his wife who was a teacher and their two children.
"They had seen their neighbours shot in front of them and managed to escape with nothing - they were just people like us.
"If things carry on as they are 50 per cent of the population in Lebanon will be refugees by Christmas."
Geoffrey and his family regularly join fund raising events all over Britain for Care International.
About 100 people came along to the walk.
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