Walk for Foyle Hospice Day

Martin McCrossan, showing visitors around Derry for the last 20 years.

Martin McCrossan, showing visitors around Derry for the last 20 years.

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Award winning tour guide Martin McCrossan of Derry City Tours has declared Saturday, November 2, ‘Walk for Foyle Hospice Day.’

The proceeds of all tours on the designated day will be given to Foyle Hospice.

Martin explained: “This November marks the 20th anniversary of Derry City Tours. I’ve always been a big supporter of Foyle Hospice and supporting it is the best way I know of celebrating our anniversary.”

In May, Martin was presented with the Local Tourism Hero award by NITB. The award acknowledges an individual’s involvement and impact on local tourism and it’s the latest in a long line of awards for the popular 51 year-old Derry man who has escorted celebrities such as Will Ferrell and Susan Boyle around the city’s historic walls.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly said: “I’m delighted to be able to support Martin’s Foyle Hospice Walk. He’s helped put Derry on the tourist map and it’s a wonderful way of raising money for the hospice.”

Ciaran McGinley of Foyle Hospice added: “To date, Martin has raised over £150,000 for Foyle Hospice and this day will add to that total. It’s a fantastic gesture and it’ll also be good craic. ”

The tour lasts one hour, costs £4 and the meeting point is 11 Carlisle Road (beside Foyleside Shopping Centre). A big turnout is expected!