Tower Insurance is delighted to be sponsoring the Tower of Refuge Walk for the seventh successive year. Douglas Town Centre Management announced this years' date for the walk as Sunday August 12th with proceeds raised on the day going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Oliver Cheshire of Douglas Town Centre Management, Andy Cunningham of Douglas Coastguard and Richard Hulme of Tower Insurance

The Tower Insurance Tower of Refuge escorted walk is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn and instructions by the coastguards and stewards followed at all times.

Subject to weather and tidal conditions the walk will start at approximately 6pm. Access will be via the Broadway slip or the sets of steps closest to the Bottleneck car park.

As 2018 is Tower Insurances' 90th anniversary, there'll be more of a celebratory element to the day with live bands performing from a stage on Harris Promenade in the afternoon, fairground rides and all kinds of activities on the beach with some great prizes to be won. All the entertainment will be free but donations to the RNLI would be very welcome.

Douglas Town Centre Manager Oliver Cheshire said: "We're very grateful to Tower Insurance for their continued support. The walk regularly attracts up to 3000 people and as this year it’s on a Sunday in what we hope will be a warmer month, we would expect even larger crowds. Organising the walk is a massive undertaking but the event is made all the more successful thanks to Andy Cunningham and his fellow Douglas Coastguard crew members who provide tremendous support in the run-up to the walk and on the day."

Tower Insurance managing director Emmet McQuillan said: "In this, our 90th anniversary year, we are proud to be sponsoring what has become one of the island's biggest community events."

"Over the years Tower Insurance has grown thanks to the loyalty of our Isle of Man customers. We are therefore pleased to recognise that loyalty by once again supporting the Tower of Refuge walk, which provides a rare opportunity for people to visit in safety one of the Island's best-known landmarks.&"

For the latest news check out Douglas Town Centre Management's Facebook page, visit dtcm.im or contact Oliver Cheshire, 696304.

Date of 2018 Tower Insurance Tower of Refuge escorted walk announced