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Councillor Mark Murnin, Chairman of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will step out in May and walk a total of 66 miles across the District in a 3-day event to raise funds for his three chosen charities Northern Ireland Air Ambulance, Glebe House and Newry Gateway Club.

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.

Day 1 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;

Council Chairman Cllr Mark Murnin puts a spring to his step in preparation for his three day walk around the district. Photograph: NewRayPics.com
Council Chairman Cllr Mark Murnin puts a spring to his step in preparation for his three day walk around the district. Photograph: NewRayPics.com

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.

Pictured with Chairman of Newry Mourne Down District Council Mark Murnin are (l-r) Seamus Camplisson, Glebe House, Jonny Mornin, Life Adventure Centre, Caiomhe and Jim McDonnell, Gateway Newry and Colleen Milligan, Air Ambulance NI.
Pictured with Chairman of Newry Mourne Down District Council Mark Murnin are from left: Seamus Camplisson, Glebe House, Jonny Mornin, Life Adventure Centre, Caiomhe and Jim McDonnell, Gateway Newry and Colleen Milligan, Air Ambulance NI. Photograph: NewRayPics.com

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.

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