Fol­low the Camino supporting Pur­ple House

Bray People - - NEWS -

TO cel­e­brate St James’ Day, the feast day of the saint of which the fa­mous Camino de San­ti­ago was named, Fol­low the Camino is host­ing an ex­tra spe­cial group hike in the Dublin Moun­tains with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port Group in Bray.

As the orig­i­nal Camino de San­ti­ago tour plan­ners, they couldn’t let this im­por­tant date pass with­out mark­ing it – so they’re putting an Irish spin on the Span­ish cel­e­bra­tion by invit­ing clients, friends and any­one who wants to get ac­tive to join them on their own ‘Way’.

All pro­ceeds from all of their events this year will be do­nated to Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port in Bray.

The group will meet on Satur­day, July 28, at the main car park at Mar­lay Park at 10 a.m. for some light stretch­ing and a brief in­tro­duc­tion to the Camino de San­ti­ago.

From there, they will walk 10km of the Wick­low Way, all the way to John­nie Fox’s pub, for some op­tional lunch, so­cial­is­ing and shar­ing tips and sto­ries about the Camino de San­ti­ago.

The fee for tak­ing part is €10 which will go to Pur­ple House.

‘Pur­ple House pro­vide an in­valu­able ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, giv­ing prac­ti­cal sup­port, emo­tional sup­port and com­pas­sion to the thou­sands of fam­i­lies deal­ing with a di­ag­no­sis,’ said Jane Casey, com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager for Fol­low The Camino. ‘ They also be­lieve that ex­er­cise and stay­ing ac­tive can play a huge role in good men­tal health and phys­i­cal well-be­ing – an ethos we share at Fol­low The Camino – so the part­ner­ship is an ex­cel­lent fit.

‘On a per­sonal level, my mum (Caro­line Casey) used their ser­vices back in the 1990s and I know they of­fered her kind­ness, sup­port and com­pas­sion when she was di­ag­nosed and through­out her treat­ment. Next month marks 20 years since she lost her bat­tle, so it means even more to be able to help such an im­por­tant or­gan­i­sa­tion.’

Buy tick­ets to the moun­tain walk at fol­lowthe­camino.com.

Joy Sparkes, Jane Casey and Geral­dine Vick­ers urg­ing peo­ple to join the walk on July 28, which will be in aid of Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port.

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