Registration is now open for the 2016 Collas Crill Island Walk which will take place on Saturday 18 June. The organisers have challenged participants to raise as much money as they can to support this year's chosen local charities.
A record number of people took on the 48.1 mile challenge last year, including those who walked the 10.9 mile Lieutenant Governor's Challenge and the newly introduced relay. Together the walkers raised over £125,000, bringing the total amount given to 150 local charities over the past 25 years to an incredible £2 million.
Collas Crill Senior Partner, Nuno Santos-Costa, said: "This will be our third year sponsoring the Island Walk and we are proud to be able to support such a monumental event in Jersey's charity calendar. The Lieutenant Governor's Challenge and the newly introduced relay provide a chance for those who don't feel they can commit to completing the 48.1 mile walk to be a part of the island's most popular charity walk, which always proves to be a great day out. The atmosphere on the day is always second to none and we hope that even more people will sign up this year to combine achieving personal goals with raising money for extremely deserving causes in Jersey."
Last year's main charities, Centre Point, Parkinson's Jersey and National Trust Jersey, were each presented with cheques for £20,000. 10 more local charities were given a share of the total.
The walk, now in it's 26th year, starts at the Elizabeth Ferry Terminal in St Helier and follows a 48.1 mile route around Jersey's coastline.
Jake Crichton, a trustee of the event's organisers said: "We hope more relay teams from all walks of life get involved to help join in the fun and bolster the fundraising effort. Also, we hope the sunrise start at St. Catherine's for the Lieutenant Governor's Challenge will encourage many families and groups of schoolchildren to get involved as well!"
Please visit www.ccislandwalk.com or 'Collas Crill Island Walk' on Facebook and @ccislandwalk on Twitter for more details.