The inaugural Harbour2Harbour walk held last Sunday was very successful and will definitely be repeated next year, said organiser Janet Bridle.
160 smiling faces left Castletown harbour in bright May sunshine and 160 smiling faces arrived at Port Erin in the pouring rain. At the finish there was hot food and drinks and a community of spirit as everyone chatted and laughed together, comparing blisters and wet underwear!
Janet, co-ordinator at Southern Communities Initiatives (SCI) said: ‘I would like to obviously thank FPI and Isle of Man Advertising whose sponsorship and ongoing support enabled this to happen and all the cheerful and hard working volunteers, Nomads marshals, people from Colas and Bushy’s. I would also like to thank the Event Safety Advisory Group, DED (Department of Economic Development) tourism division, commissioners, Rushen Ambulance, the police and the alcohol team – everyone was enthusiastic about this event from the start and wanted it to happen and were always available with support and advice – it was a very good example of different groups and departments collaborating for a charitable cause.’
She also thanked Shoprite.
The event raised funds for three charities: SCI, Southern Befrienders and Sport Erin
Plans are already afoot for next year’s event with some slight variations. See the Facebook page (harbour2harbour walk) early next year.