Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting gay people and their friends to an event that is certain to put the fun back into fundraising.

The Barcelona Equality Walk, from 11th to 13th July is a weekend full of sightseeing, meeting new people and raising money for Stonewall’s work fighting homophobia in schools.

Last year’s walk in Barcelona raised more than £50,000 and Stonewall hope that this year’s event will be as popular.

The 10km stroll is just one part of a fun-filled weekend.

You arrive Friday morning and, after an afternoon exploring Barcelona, everyone regroups for the Welcome Party held on the Axel Hotel’s amazing rooftop.

Saturday is the 10k walk in the Barcelonan sun. But to make it more challenging there is the extra element of a treasure hunt.

Participants get into teams and complete a series of tasks and questions on their way along the route.

Members of the winning team each receive a prize at the evening awards party.

The Sunday is left free for participants to do more sightseeing or join the Stonewall staff for lunch before flying home.

The £300 registration fee and includes return British Airways flights, two nights accommodation at Barcelona’s premier gay hotel, The Axel.

All participants are asked to raise an additional £400 to support the work of Stonewall including our Education for All campaign, which aims to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.

65% of lesbian and gay pupils are bullied, simply because of their sexual orientation.

For more information or to take part contact Michaela for an information pack on 020 7593 1874, email equalitywalk@stonewall.org.uk or visit www.stonewall.org.uk/barcelona.