Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Euer not taking it easy! Fund raiser gets to walk the Cistercian Way for Gregson

Gregson Community Association trustee John Euers is to walk the historic Cistercian Way to help raise money for Lancaster's Gregson Centre.

The Centre is attempting to raise £50,000 for to put a much needed new roof on the building and John's latest fund-raiser follows the success of his West Highland Way adventure (on a walking machine in the Gregson) last year - but there will be no walking machine this time around. 

The Cistercian Way is an ancient waymarked trail of middle distance which traverses the low limestone fells that fringe the shores of Morecambe Bay and the sands of the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas. The trail takes about two to three days to complete.

The trail, which passes through some superb scenery, commences at the Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands and continues for 33 miles, passing through the characterful village of Cartmel and Cartmel Priory, perhaps one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England.

The trail then progresses through the market town of Ulverston , Dalton, the ancient capital of Furness and Barrow-in-Furness, an attractive Victorian seaside town with miles of beaches set against the background of the Lake District Mountains and finishes at Roe Island, just off Barrrow.

Despite his severe mobility problems, John will be walking the 24.7 miles of the Way, in daily stages, from Roa Island to Grange Over-Sands.

You can sponsor John on line by clicking the link below and following the instructions: http://www.sponsorme.co.uk/billypye/john-euers-cistercian-way-roof-fund-walk.aspx

John’s attempt will begin on Thursday 25th July and he will do a final 0.3 of a mile in Lancaster on Friday 2nd or Saturday 3rd of August to make up the overall distance walked to 25 miles and will end up in the Gregson Bar around tea time. 

An event is being planned at the Gregson to mark the end of his walk so look out for announcements.

• As well as looking for sponsors for John's efforts the Gregson are looking for volunteers to join him on the legs of the walk.  If you are interested in doing this please email Billy Pye at billypye64ATaol.com for more information.  

John will be travelling to the start of each leg from Lancaster and will come back again after the day’s walk. Some of this will be done by train but if you have transport and would like to help out please get in touch.

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