The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Thousands complete Good Friday Puttinu walk

Friday, 29 March 2024, 10:09 Last update: about 16 days ago

Thousands spent the early hours of Good Friday walking across half of Malta in aid of Puttinu Cares.

The Good Friday Walk, which is used as a fundraiser for Puttinu Cares – which is an organisation specialising as a children’s cancer support group and also offers accommodation in the UK to those who need treatment there – is an annual event which sees participants walk from the Mellieha Square to the Granaries in Floriana.


This year was the 19th edition, and proved as popular as ever, with thousands gathering in Mellieha at midnight and making the 17 kilometre or so trek down to Floriana throughout the early hours of the morning.

People from all walks of life gathered, with some putting their own little twist on the walk.

One of those was renowned strongman Tony Farrugia, who did the whole walk carrying a wooden cross, symbolising the passion of Jesus Christ.

The walk was a precursor to a fundraising marathon which will run throughout Good Friday and is airing on all local television stations.

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