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Marc’s Walk

WHEN: 18 Jul, 2021 , There are staggered times for each distance

Getting involved

About the event

Registration has now closed. You can sign up on the day for £25.

East meets West! Registration is now open for Willy’s last walk. There will be a dual start for this walk. East will start from St Catherine and West from Grosnez. Both will meet in St John and carry on through waterworks valley, finishing at the waterfront.

Choice of starts : West from Grosnez – East from St Catherine’s – 13 miles-  08.00 starts

Choice of mileage : 13 miles ( see above ), 6 miles ( from St John’s Manor ) or 3 miles (from Dannemarche reservoir).

Half way stop for 13 milers : St John’s Manor. Free water, fruit and snacks at St John’s Manor, supplied by Waitrose. There will also be toilet facilities available here.

Free entertainment by Jersey Ukelele Club

East walk :Walk through the grounds of beautiful Trinity Manor ( after 4 miles ), toilet facilities available here.

West walk : Most picturesque with 33 different lanes / paths

Finish 4 all : Les Jardins de la Mer ( La Fregate ). Free entertainment by the usual folk band

Terrain : Yes, there are hilly bits on all walks as well as footpaths which can be muddy after rain. Marc’s walk is known for the use of pretty lanes and footpaths which have been carefully chosen. The walk from St John’s Manor to the Avenue includes a  walk through the woods ( Le Sentier des Moulins, ( toad walk ) St Lawrence and pretty Waterworks valley.

The East walk starts off with a walk through pretty St Catherine’s woods to wake you up!

The West walk guides you through Willy’s favourite Parish’s rural lanes which you might not know existed. You might walk for miles without seeing a soul !

Free bus service from station to either start – to reserve email a seat otom@newtelsurf.com

Marc’s Walk was created in 2011 and since then has raised approx £126,000 for local children’s charities, including Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children (Jersey).  The Walk is in memory of Marc Nieuwburg, who died of bone cancer in 2006 at the age of 19.

The main purpose of this walk is to raise money for a new unit for Children and young people. Following the successful launch of our services in 2017 to support children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, Hospice is now moving forwards with plans to build a bespoke unit for U18s just across from the main Hospice buildings. Although this development was delayed by COVID-19, the team are about to appoint a Project Manager and hope to have full plans and a budget later this year ready to submit for planning permission. Our vision is that this new unit will be a “home away from home” where these children and young people can benefit from both day services and in-patient care and where healthcare professionals from across the Island, can work together to deliver care tailored to the individual needs for each child.

 

For further information, contact Willy Nieuwburg by email at otom@newtelsurf.com or facebook.com/marcswalk/

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