John Giles meets youngsters from the Dunmanway AFC under 12s at the Parkway recently. Pic: Denis Boyle

UP to 400 people are expected to take part in the “Walk of Dreams” charity walk in Dunmanway on May 7th next,

Local organiser John Buckley said that more than a dozen clubs had already signed up to take part on the 5km circuit around Dunmanway and that even more were expected to join before the day.

“There’s been a great response,” said John, “we’ve clubs from all over West Cork already signed up, from north, east, south and west.

“We are all hoping that the weather is good on the day now for what looks set to be a great occasion for the town,” he said.

The “Walk of Dreams” in Dunmanway is one of 15 that will be held across the country on the day in aid of the John Giles Foundation.

The aim of the walks is to help raise funds to develop the facilities and services that soccer clubs can offer their community as well as contributing to other important local initiatives.

Clubs, schools and community groups that sign up to the ‘Walk of Dreams’ will receive a fundraising pack with 50 per cent of all monies raised going to the local club and 50 per cent to the John Giles Foundation to be reinvested in the local community.

John Giles visited Dunmanway recently to launch the walk here.

For more information visit www.johngilesfoundation.com.