Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 17-01-2014

April Fool's Day for walk

by Joanne Clague

April Fool's Day for walk - picture The date has been set for the annual escorted walk to the Tower of Refuge.
Members of the public are being encouraged to get their wellies on in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The 2013 event attracted some 2,800 walkers and raised £2,500.
It's being organised by the Douglas Development Partnership. Town centre manager Michelle O'Malley said: 'We're very grateful to Tower Insurance for their continued support of the walk out to Conister Rock which is becoming something of a permanent fixture in the town's community events calendar.
'The tower, its history and association with the RNLI continue to exert a fascination as evidenced by the numbers it draws each year. Not only is it a great fund raising event that appeals to people of all ages but, given the crowds it attracts, it also benefits a good number of the town's businesses, especially bars, cafes and restaurants.'
The walk is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult and suitable clothing and footwear must be worn. Subject to weather and tidal conditions, the walk is expected to start at 6pm on Tuesday April 1.
Mrs O'Malley said: 'It’s early days yet so the finer points of the walk have still to be confirmed. Given the date, however, you’d be foolish not to take part.’

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