In May, Mark Murnin, former Chairman of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council raised an estimated £12k for his three nominated charities.

The then Chairman wanted to raise money for his chosen charities – NI Air Ambulance; Newry Gateway and Glebe House – and proposed this innovative 3-day walk event earlier in the year.

“I’m very grateful to the Council staff who took this idea and made it happen – developing a fantastic programme across the 3 days with Life Adventure. We wanted to showcase the beauty of this district walking from Slieve Gullion to Delamont Park across the 3 days and it’s been a fantastic experience for me.

“I am especially delighted that so many schools took up the opportunity to walk 3milesfor£3 to support the initiative, get active and make a donation to 3 very worthy charities,” Mark added.

Across the 3 days (8-10 May) Chairman Mark Murnin was joined by 12 local schools some 400 children/teachers, representatives from all three charities, supporters, Council colleagues and the President of Newry Chamber of Commerce Paul Convery. Chairman Murnin said: “I am delighted that, at present, our fundraising total is in excess of £12k for these important local charities.”

The 3 event culminated with a Party in the Park in Delamont Park with live music and family entertainment to greet the walkers as they completed their 66 mile Chairman’s Charity Walk challenge.

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