We were delighted to support this years' annual Tower of Refuge Walk held on 12th August. This was the 7th consecutive year we've pledged our support to this event, which not only provides a great day out for the Manx public but also raises significant funds for Island charities.

TIsle of Man tower of Refuge Walk

The guided walk to Conister Rock over the slippery causeway has on previous occasions been held on a weekday, however with this year’s event falling on a weekend, it allowed organisers Douglas Town Centre Management, the opportunity to bring some added attractions, all free of charge with patrons asked to make donations to the RNLI, Tower Insurance’s chosen Charity for 2018.

Douglas Town Center Manager Oliver Cheshire said: ’Holding the event on a Sunday really drew the crowds, not only for the walk itself but also for all the free rides and live entertainment. We’re very grateful to Tower Insurance for their continued sponsorship, to all those who served as marshals and, of course, to Kev Scott and his fellow Douglas Coastguard crew members, without whom we wouldn’t be able to stage the event. RNLI volunteers do tremendous work, not just saving lives but educating, too, so we’re pleased that all donations from the Tower of Refuge walk have gone to such a deserving cause.’

Tower Insurance managing director Emmet McQuillan said: ’Tower Insurance are proud to be supporting this event where people can take this rare opportunity to visit the Tower of Refuge, one of the island’s famous landmarks. ’The RNLI have been chosen by our staff as their charity of the year. Money raised today and from other events to celebrate our 90th anniversary will be used to support the lifesaving work of this very worthy charity.’

A final public appearance of the RNLB Sir William Hilary, was stationed in the bay for the duration of the event, shortly before it is replaced by a Mersey Class vessel.  

TIsle of Man tower of Refuge Walk