Barcelona walk helps fight against homophobic bullies

PinkNews Staff Writer July 31, 2007
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Stonewall supporters have raised more than £50,000 on the second Equality Walk in Barcelona.

The 10km stroll earlier this month took in the sights of the Catalonian capital as part of a weekend of fun.

It raised vital funds for Stonewall’s ongoing Education for All campaign to tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools.

The walkers stayed at the award winning gay Axel Hotel, where they were treated to a lavish welcome party on Friday 13th.

The walk and treasure hunt took place the following day and finished with a celebration party at a stunning private apartment.

The prize for top fundraiser was Tony Selimi, who raised an impressive £1,450.

He won a fantastic trip to Iceland, kindly donated by Icelandair.

Runner-up prizes went to Nigel Wrightson and Dave Dawson who both won a weekend stay at the Axel Hotel.

Ben Summerskill, Stonewall chief executive, said:

“We are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in this year’s Barcelona Walk.

“The cash we’ve raised will be a vital contribution towards our ongoing work to remove the threat of homophobic bullying that blights the lives of so many young people in Britain’s schools.”

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