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Mon, 27 Mar 2023

The sixth annual ‘Sight Matters Coast 2 Coast Walk’ is set to return this September.
The event will take place on Sunday 3rd September, when participants will walk from Douglas to Peel, clocking up approximately 12 miles.
The race is a non-competitive, fun, family event. Children and walkers experiencing a disability are all encouraged to sign up.
The walk will start with a lap of the NSC track, before heading west via the Heritage Trail and finishing in Peel. 
Cathryn Bradley, CEO at Sight Matters, said: ‘We’re delighted to launch this year’s Coast 2 Coast walk. Last year, more than 450 participants took part, raising over £10,000 for Sight Matters. Even the Manx fickle weather played ball by bringing out the sun for the event, after a wet and windy night beforehand. As an independently funded charity, all funds raised go towards supporting blind and visually impaired people on the island. We would love to see more participants taking part this year.
‘We’re thrilled Conister Bank have returned as our event sponsor. We couldn’t run events like this without such support. And the Conister team have also put their money where their feet are and have a team actually taking part in the walk. We had a fabulous day last year, with walkers of all ages, different levels of mobility and ability and of course, and the many dogs making their way to the Peel finish line.”   
Douglas Grant, Managing Director at Conister Bank, said: ‘The Coast 2 Coast walk is a remarkable event; one that encourages people to not only get active and enjoy the Manx countryside, but also raise money for one of our Island’s most worthy charities.
‘It’s great to see the Coast 2 Coast event grow in popularity year on year, and we hope that the 2023 event proves to be the best yet!’


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