DSC00092This weekend (21st June 2014), Mary Tait entered the Manx Telecom Parish Walk 2014 for the first time with the aim of getting to Peel (32.5 miles). As well as setting herself this personal achievement, Mary decided she would like to raise some money for Project 21 in the process. The photo on the right shows Mary with her youngest son (Nathan) who “high-fived” her at the finish line!

So far Mary has raised £320 in on-line donations (but this total is rising all the time) and has been pledged £230.50 in offline donations.

Mary says:

I set my sights on walking to Peel for the Parish Walk 2014 in October last year to raise funds for Project 21, so it was quite an emotional moment as I realised that I had finally done it – walking through Michael Street on those last few hundred yards before arriving at Peel Town Hall.  Ballakillowey nearly finished me off with terrible cramp in my left leg and foot on a steep incline but after a handful of peanuts and constant water I was back on form for the remaining 10 miles.  My only regret was not being able to take a photo of the view from the top of the Sloc – the south of the Island was breathtaking in the glorious weather.   I would like to say a big thank you to Project 21 for supporting my fundraising efforts and to all my friends, work colleagues and family who have so kindly and generously donated and, equally, to those who supported me in my training and during the event!

IMG_0298Geoff Karran, Chairman of Project 21 would like to add his thanks on behalf of Project 21:

Mary we are so proud of you – what a magnificent effort in achieving your goal. We are also very grateful to you and all your sponsors for raising this incredible amount of money for our Charity. Well done and many thanks

If you would still like to make a donation to Mary, please click here.

Don’t forget, if you or your place of work is looking for a charity to support, whether for a dress down day at work, a charity function or next years Parish Walk, please think of Project 21! Click here for more information.

Sponsor NameDateAmount Sponsored (£)
Total£ 800.00
Michael Tait05/07/1426.50
Anonymous02/07/1430.00
Anonymous27/06/1420.00
Anonymous26/06/1432.50
Liz Buffini24/06/1430.00
Julie Haslett23/06/1410.00
Caroline Ng22/06/1430.00
Anonymous21/06/1420.00
Anonymous20/06/1420.00
Anonymous20/06/1420.00
Honor Beard20/06/1420.00
Anonymous16/06/1420.00
Lindsey Hotchkiss10/06/1410.00
Elizabeth Grace07/06/1420.00
Anonymous03/06/1410.00
Anonymous22/05/14100.00
Michael Tait19/03/1450.00
Total Online Donations469.00
Total Offline Dontations331.00

Photos are thanks to Mary’s husband Michael.