Janice Bockling of Cats in Need kindly said that she would print posters, fundraising tickets and also provide raffle tickets, and the first €20 sponsorship was gratefully received. To make sponsorship payments easier, this year a Paypal Account set been set up on the March in March Facebook page so that people who do not live in Menorca can also donate to the causes (details below).
The line-up so far and the faces of the March in March 2013 are Anna Scott (16yrs), Rudi Keegan (over 21) and Debbie Mortimer Hutchinson (just over 21). It is also hoped that Callum McCawley will be able to join the walk but it all depends on flight prices etc. The party, who will be sleeping in tents and cooking on an open fire throughout the whole excursion, will leave Cala en Porter beach heading west towards Son Bou and continuing along the ancient 186 km bridle path that encircles Menorca to finish back where they started. Last year, the walk was completed in six days. Other walkers will join them for stages either at the start, during the weekend or whenever they can when not at work. These so far are Paul Walker, Malcolm Price and Lee Hosking as well as Rudi’s two dogs Max and Wiggi. The walk will start at 10.00 hours and so, if you wish to send them on their way or take any photos, please be at the beach by 09.30 hours sharp – they do need your support..!
At the March in meeting on Saturday 2 March, the organisers reported that they were struggling to get raffle and tombola prizes as well as help for the fundraising evening on Saturday 6 April 2013. If anyone can help, please do get in touch, contact details below and look out for the posters promoting the event in English and Spanish. The next and final meeting will be held at 17.00 hours at Lorengos in Cala en Porter.
Sponsorship forms are available from organiser Jeanette Hosking and collecting boxes will be located in various places. If you wish to sponsor Rudi or make a donation, you can contact Jeanette for a form or details of the box nearest box you either by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook or by phone on: 971 377 644 or 679 823 640.
Fundraising Night in Cala’n Porter
Following the walk, as in previous years there will be a special Fundraising Night with a raffle and tombola on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Seagrams in Cala en Porter from 20.30 hrs until late. There is a €5 entry/donation fee which includes food and free raffle and also live entertainment with Living The Dream. All proceeds will got to Menorca’s animal charities.
Camí de Cavalls
Dating back as far as the 14th century, the origins of this ancient bridle path have been lost over time. However, it is known that the Camí de Cavalls was used to connect watchtowers at various points around the coast, used as lookouts to protect the island from pirates and invasion. Over the years, parts fell into disuse while other were closed off by farmers. Pressure from the Menorcan people forced the island government to reopen this wonderful historic coastal path to the public and it can now be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Passing through different terrains and woodlands, often with stunning views of the changing Menorcan coastline, the 186 km track is divided into 20 sections, varying in length from 5.4 km to 13.3 km and in degrees of difficulty, all of which are clearly signposted. For more information about the Camí de Cavalls, click here.