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A note from Eric

This year my  passion for long distance walking has drawn me towards entering the Isle of Man’s Parish Walk – an 85 mile trek around the roads of the island in 24 hours (or less).

The event can trace its roots as far back as 1850 although the first officially recorded walking event was held in 1913 when entrants walked around the 17 parishes which make up the island. 

This year some 1,498 entrants are expected to participate with traditionally around 220 hardy souls managing to complete the whole course in 24 hours or less  – hopefully I’ll be one of them!

As this is an officially organised event, held under strict IAAF Race Walking rules, I must have the assistance of a support car and driver, particularly during the overnight stages of the challenge. My colleague John Mason has given up his time to come and support me in this respect.

Hopefully, John and I will be able to raise some much needed funds for Maggie's North East so anything you might be able to contribute to their cause would be most appreciated.

Meanwhile, thanks in anticipation of any support you may be able to offer us ahead of the challenge which starts at 08:00 on June 21st 2014

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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Raising money for

Maggie's Centres

Maggie's Centres

Charity Registration No. SC024414

Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places built alongside NHS hospitals that provide the emotional, practical and social support that people with cancer and their family and friends need. www.maggiescentres.org

Raising money for

Run by Maggie's Centres

Charity Registration No. SC024414

Donations 25

Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All the best mate

Donation by George on 24/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you made it with feet & toes all still in place.

Donation by Kirstin on 23/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck Eric, hope it's going well.

Donation by David M on 21/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and happy treking

Donation by David Lumley (eng) on 20/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

In no doubt your going to do it. Best of Luck!

Donation by Denize Shepherdson on 19/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

First aid kit supplied but sorry all out of spare feet. Take it easy and best of luck.

Donation by Steve on 19/06/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

I salute you Eric! Good luck! John, bring him back in one piece :)

Donation by Steb on 18/06/14

£28.81

+ £7.20 Gift Aid

best of luck Eric/janet

Donation by janet on 18/06/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Ec, you have talked the talk, now its time to walk the walk. All the best for you and the feet

Donation by graeme mason on 18/06/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Eric, rather you than me !!

Donation by Dave E on 18/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Eric good luck for the event I'm sure you will be great

Donation by Sylvia on 18/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

EC, Good luck mate you can do it and for a great cause kep an eye on that John mind!!!!!!!!!!

Donation by David Laws on 18/06/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

85 miles, thats a long bike ride! Good luck!

Donation by Neil Mc on 18/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done wee man

Donation by Big Man on 18/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Ec, Good luck the company are going for £2 per mile hence the £170 all you need to do now mate is get walking whilst keeping an eye on John!!!!!

Donation by Davie&Simon on 18/06/14

£170.00

+ £42.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Best of luck Eric!!!

Donation by Erin Robson on 18/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Good luck Tonto. Hope the new trainers hold out for you.

Donation by Leon McQuaid on 18/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Eric, hope the weather is set fair and the night does not seem too long!

Donation by Richard on 16/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Look after those toes Eric!

Donation by Elaine Fawcett on 16/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Eric

Donation by Paula Ives on 16/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Plenty cherryade required

Donation by Keith on 16/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Good luck Eric!

Donation by Anna Graham on 12/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£493.81
  • Offline donations£601.19
  • Text donations£15.00
  • Total raised£1,110.00
  • Gift Aid£127.20

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