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Religious run rounds off every parish in Jersey

Religious run rounds off every parish in Jersey

Sunday 10 September 2023

Religious run rounds off every parish in Jersey

Sunday 10 September 2023

Members of a local church have completed a charity challenge running 12km every day for 12 days across all 12 of the island's parishes.

The running challenge was organised by St Andrew's Church, which is raising money to make their building more accessible for islanders with disabilities.

Half the funds – the church hopes to raise £15,000 in total – will go to charity Healing Waves, to support their surf therapy sessions, whilst the other half will be used to make the church "more welcoming and accessible for people of all abilities".


Pictured: Mark is the Anglican vicar of St Andrew's and part-time spiritual care chaplain at Jersey Hospice Care.

Ahead of the challenge, Vicar Mark Barrett said: "We want the conversation about accessibility for all to spread across the island.

"We also wanted to give something back to our local community."

He added that the money for Healing Waves was to recognise the "amazing work" they do.

Beginning on Monday 28 August in St. Ouen, church members ran between 18:30 and 20:00 every evening.

The final run took place on Friday, with a barbecue at St. Andrews afterwards to celebrate.


Pictured: Half of the money raised will go to charity Healing Waves to recognise the "amazing work" they do.

Mark said that the challenge was "lots of fun" and went "amazingly well", despite the "absolutely sweltering" heat this week.

"The way people came out to support us has been really inspiring," the Vicar said. "We've had people in every parish cheering us on and waving flags, as well as offering water and ice lollies!"

He added that although he was "feeling a bit weary" now, he "enjoyed the opportunity to see all of the island".


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