Nick’s Parish Walk Challenge

Nick Saunders has entered this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk to raise money for Bowel Cancer IOM as he lost both his Grandad (30 years ago) and his Dad (in February 2018) to bowel cancer.

Nick said, “I would like to raise funds for Bowel Cancer IOM, not only to raise general awareness, but also because my Dad was keen to ensure funds raised for local charities should be kept and invested on the Island for the benefit of the Islands people. I hope that any money I am able to raise will not only help a very deserving charity but also raise awareness of bowel cancer.”

The MT Parish Walk takes place on 23/24 June 2018. By entering the 2018 Manx Telecom Parish Walk Nick will have the opportunity to walk on the famous 85 mile Parish Walk course around each of the Isle of Man’s 17 parishes. The course takes walkers from the National Sports Centre in Douglas past the first two parish churches, Braddan and Marown, without recording their progress. The first church at which Nick will be registered as reaching is Santon. The same process is repeated at Malew, Arbory, Rushen and Patrick. The next parish on the course is German where for many years the recording point has not been at the cathedral gates but on the other side of the road at Peel Town Hall. Walkers continue on to the parishes of Michael, Ballaugh, Jurby, Bride, Andreas, Lezayre, Maughold, Lonan and Onchan where they will be electronically registered at each church gate. Onchan is the 17th and final parish but to be a Parish Walk finisher Nick will have to walk more than two miles further to the finish line next to the war memorial on Douglas promenade.

There can be no doubt that this is a huge challenge for Nick, not only on the day but also in the weeks and months beforehand training in preparation for the event. Please support Nick and make a donation direct to Bowel Cancer IOM by using the ‘Make a Donation’ button below.