Amazing stories of achievement are being shared after the Collas Crill Island Walk in Jersey on Saturday 21 June.
Carl Dacres was paralysed in a sporting accident in 2009. He learned to walk again, completed the London Marathon in 2011 and then decided to walk around Jersey in the Collas Crill Island Walk. He did that this year, having set himself the challenge so that he could ‘find out about myself’.
8-year-old Eadie Roberts also completed the 48 mile walk. One of the youngest participants, she kept going even though she had hurt her ankle as she was determined to do it for charity.
Linda Pexton, who has type 1 diabetes, was kept going on the mammoth challenge by the thought of helping to raise money for Diabetes Jersey, one of this year’s charities, and by ‘eating her weight in sherbet sweets along the way’!
Rita Hill has walked 17 years in a row, completing all but the first, and is planning for 18 next year.
And colleagues at Collas Crill are very proud of their senior partner in Guernsey, Chris Bound, who ‘did the double’, walking around Guernsey just two weeks before tackling Jersey.
Collas Crill took over sponsorship of the Island Walk, formerly the Itex Walk, this year. The event is a 48 mile hike around the coastline of Jersey or a 12 mile walk covering a stage of the full walk in the company of the Island’s Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl. The event is in aid of local charities.