The Lisa Lowe Walk
The Lisa Lowe Appeal Walk was established for Manx Cancer Help in 1996 when Lisa Lowe set about raising as much money as she could to highlight the importance of the services they provide. Lisa organised many events while she was ill, raising more than £80,000. Lisa sadly died in November 1997 but remains a source of inspiration and motivation for the charity and its fundraisers, with the charity’s premises in Tromode named after her.
Manx Cancer Help’s Fundraising Events Co-ordinator Gareth Nicholson said: ‘What a fantastic event the walk turned out to be last year. Not only did all the participants thoroughly enjoy themselves but, most importantly, they raised a significant amount of money for the vital services that we provide to cancer sufferers and their families.
‘Lisa was a really brave person and her contribution to Manx Cancer Help wasn’t just her impressive fundraising but she has left a legacy which carries on; we hope that Lisa would be proud of the service that we provide today’.
The course, which runs along the Millennium Way from Sky Hill to Castletown, covers an impressive 28 miles of challenging terrain. With the weather being mainly sunny and dry, participants were in high spirits as they enjoyed the glorious views, with many having never attempted the route before.
Finishing in the newly refurbished Castletown Square, participants, family and friends enjoyed the stalls and entertainment which rounded off the event.
Fastest male last year was Brian Kelly who finished the walk in just 4 hours 52 minutes and the fastest female, Angie Robinson, finished in just 5 hours 42 minutes. Entrants could alternatively choose to start at Crosby; Jen Gilmour, who was the fastest walker for this 10-mile stage completed it in just 2 hours 18 minutes.
Manx Cancer Help provides specialist psychological and emotional support to anyone whose life has been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Being completely self-funded, the funds raised at the walk are essential to ensure the charity can continue providing the vital help and support to cancer sufferers in the community.
To register for the walk at a cost of £20 please Sign up here