Chairman of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Mark Murnin Cllr, is to walk 66 miles across the District in a 3-day event this May to raise funds for his 3 chosen charities.
The Chairman’s Walk is a new initiative by Councillor Murnin as his year in office nears closure.
The 3-day event will commence on 8th May in Slieve Gullion, taking the walking group to Newry and on to Warrenpoint;
Day 2 (9th May) the group will start in Rostrevor, travelling along the Mourne Way to Trassey;
Day 3 (10 May) they will commence in Newcastle and finish – after a total of 66 miles – in Delamont Park on the evening of the 10th May.
Chairman Murnin said: “I wanted to do something active, which would showcase the beauty of the region that I am proud to live in. The Mournes is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and our tourism potential is growing annually.
“I am delighted to be taking on this 3 Day Charity Walk challenge and to use this unique opportunity to raise money for 3 local charities namely: Northern Ireland Air Ambulance; Glebe House and Newry Gateway,” the Chairman added.
The route is divided into 3 days, but has been designed so that on each day there are opportunities where local schools, Councillors, supporters and walking groups from each area are invited to join the Chairman to walk 3 miles for a £3 donation to the charities.
Details of the supporter opportunities will be sent to all schools and walking groups across the district.
For more information and details of how to register for the #3mile supporter walks, visit www.nmandd.org follow @nmdcouncil on Facebook and Twitter.
NOTES: Those wishing to take part can preregister by contacting Shelia Kieran, email Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org / tel 028 3031 3141 or alternatively register on the day.