Mari – The Long Walk 2021 Faro de Maspalomas – Gáldar, over the highest peak on Gran Canaria… #WeCrossMountains

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The amazing Mari Hartell was a student of The British School on Gran Canaria born and raised by her Finnish parents here on the island, she is a truly international character.  Having become a teacher of languages and primary subjects, she also ran her own restaurant business and events company, and has a broad range of life experience, sassy and filled with fun.

A busy and caring mother, Mari has a hectic lifestyle but works as a rescue diver and a teacher, training in safety techniques at the Offshore OPITO certified training establishment “Grupo Stier” which also assists the wider offshore community in many other ways…… she has two beautiful daughters to whom she is devoted.  She is also an avid animal lover with seemingly boundless levels of energy.

The Long Walkers stayed at her family finca in the hills above Maspalomas for two years running before she decided she was going to personally join the effort and walk coast to coast over her island home to raise money and awareness for the local Breast Cancer association and The Food Project and other local causes.

This will be her fifth solidarity walk over the island, aiming to prove to her two daughters that there are no limits in life other than the ones you set yourself.  She is epic in every way and a total true hero.

The Long Walk – Gran Canaria aims to show that no matter the size of the challenge ahead of us, by working together, one step at a time, we can all cross mountains. #WeCrossMountains

We raise funds and awareness to assist families, groups and individuals on Gran Canaria facing potentially terminal illnesses, like Canarian Breast Cancer Association ACCM (Asociación Canaria de Cáncer de Mama y Ginecológico), environmental organisations helping to protect our island, such as Fundación FORESTA, and those dealing directly with poverty in our community, such as https://TheFoodProject.es Proyecto Vecinal de Alimentos de Mogán Nabohjelpen among others.

The Long Walk 2021 will start Day 1 by the famous Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse, and head north along The Pilgrims’ Way, the only officially recognised stretch of the Camino de Santiago (Ruta Jacobea) outside of mainland Europe. We will travel from the Dunes of Maspalomas, up through the Fataga valley to Tunte, where we will stay the night, and on Day 2 complete our ascent with a traditional toast at the highest summit on the island following a small detour from the trail, up to Pico de Las Nieves. Walking across Las Cumbres (The Summits) stopping another night at Cruz de Tejeda. Day 3 will begin with a visit to The Long Walk Woodland Reserve, before our descent, through the northern mountain pine forests, into the ancient pre-hispanic island capital, the royal city of Gáldar, and end on the north coast around sunset.

When asked about her motivations Mari says “I wanted to challenge myself while at the same time really doing something to help others.”


Some of the wonderful people who support The Long Walk:

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THE PUB - Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria Sarah Bibby

€2,130.00 October 10, 2021

This is from the kind generosity of the patrons at The Pub, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, who held their fifth annual coffee morning in… Read more

This is from the kind generosity of the patrons at The Pub, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, who held their fifth annual coffee morning in support of The Long Walk charities on Oct 1, celebrating 10 years of collaboration with The Canary News and the English speaking community on the south of Gran Canaria

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Mari

€50.00 October 8, 2021

Gracias papas!

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SUP Club la Misteriosa

€20.00 October 8, 2021
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JustGiving Total

€1,116.00 October 6, 2021

Supporters
70
Matt A
Matt AOct 5, 2021
Huge well done to you and everyone who took part this year. Another great achievement for a very… Read more

Supporters
70
Matt A
Matt AOct 5, 2021
Huge well done to you and everyone who took part this year. Another great achievement for a very worthy cause. Congrats x

£15.00

Rob Lomax
Rob LomaxOct 4, 2021
Well done mate another great achievement👏👏

£20.00

Robert Budd
Robert BuddOct 4, 2021
Well done Paul .............................

£10.00

Vicky & Elise
Vicky & EliseOct 3, 2021
Well done on accomplishing another Long Walk. You’ve done so well! Xx

£20.00

Jimmy Fay
Jimmy FayOct 3, 2021
Such an achievement!! Well done

£20.00

Graham kinchington
Graham kinchingtonOct 3, 2021
Congratulations on another fantastic fundraising walk.

£20.00

Hayley Lewis
Hayley LewisOct 3, 2021
Great effort Paul, as always. Fabulous cause, keepnuonthe good work and good luck with the walk. Lots of love x

£10.00

Andy Mackay
Andy MackayOct 2, 2021
Good luck tomorrow!

£20.00

Kev
KevOct 2, 2021
Keep going..

£20.00

Shaun Daly
Shaun DalyOct 2, 2021
It's a great thing you are doing.... Keep going👍🏻

£20.00

Pete Hutchinson
Pete HutchinsonOct 2, 2021
Sarah t
Sarah tOct 2, 2021
Good luck guys

£5.00

Matt Hobbs
Matt HobbsOct 2, 2021
Good luck Paul and team!

£20.00

Craig & Eloy
Craig & EloyOct 2, 2021
Keep up the hard work mush

£20.00

Sophie Cooper
Sophie CooperOct 2, 2021
Good job lads, you'll smash it as you do every year!♡

£5.00

Tammie
TammieOct 1, 2021
✨⭐️💕❣️

£10.00

Anonymous
AnonymousOct 1, 2021
Complaining about the heat!!!... = made me feel guilty now 🤣 Doin well there.. Keep goin.

£5.00

Sean& Paula
Sean& PaulaOct 1, 2021
Good luck - looking forward to seeing you in 6 weeks time

£50.00

Mike & Eva
Mike & EvaOct 1, 2021
To a great man and great cause! To you and all the team, well done again and wish you all the best for the rest of the journey 🍺

£20.00

Dawn Fisher
Dawn FisherOct 1, 2021
Best of luck to you all

£15.00

Anonymous
AnonymousOct 1, 2021
£20.00

Vodka Redbill
Vodka RedbillOct 1, 2021
Paul Gilliam salt of the earth , true gentleman , top man , shit football team ( ha ha ) all the best gaffa BLUE ARMY

Janet Holroyd
Janet HolroydOct 1, 2021
Fantastic effort as always!! Well done xx

£20.00

Yen + Ross
Yen + RossOct 1, 2021
Good luck on the walk mate.

£20.00

Steven Cain
Steven CainOct 1, 2021
£26.00

Tasha
TashaSep 30, 2021
Good luck Paul and everyone else, I’m sure you will smash it as always!! Xxx

£10.00

Charlotte
CharlotteSep 30, 2021
Good luck to you all!☺️

£5.00

Silly Simon
Silly SimonSep 30, 2021
£10.00

Tony Daly
Tony DalySep 30, 2021
Good luck on your walk. I hope you make plenty of money for this great cause.

£20.00

Steff
SteffSep 29, 2021
Good luck and great work! Enjoy x

£10.00

Vaughan Taylor
Vaughan TaylorSep 29, 2021
Good luck Paul. Excellent work my friend 👍

£20.00

Outi
OutiSep 29, 2021
Good luck Paul!

£15.00

Julie
JulieSep 28, 2021
Good luck on the walk Paul!

£10.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 26, 2021
Good luck Paul 😀

Mike Colbourne
Mike ColbourneSep 26, 2021
All the best to you and all the long walkers

£10.00

Mark Nevison
Mark NevisonSep 26, 2021
Good luck son. Me and Mark Hill are looking forward to your posts 😁

£5.00

Rebecca Håkansson
Rebecca HåkanssonSep 25, 2021
Hopefully next year I can join the walk! 😊

£40.00

Mother Nature
Mother NatureSep 22, 2021
Keep up the great work you’re doing Paul love you lots x

£40.00

Laura & Mike T
Laura & Mike TSep 21, 2021
Good luck!

£20.00

Pontus
PontusSep 21, 2021
Fantastic initiative year after year! Keep it up mate and well done

£20.00

Deano
DeanoSep 21, 2021
Great effort yet again mate⚒

£10.00

Peter, Bryony and Albert
Peter, Bryony and AlbertSep 21, 2021
Great stuff mate 💪🏽

£10.00

Sarah
SarahSep 21, 2021
Sure you will mash it as always 😎x

£10.00

Gillian
GillianSep 21, 2021
Keep up the great work x

Sally
SallySep 21, 2021
Hope it all goes well xxxx

£20.00

Nick
NickSep 20, 2021
Amazing as always, Great work and best of luck 😃

£20.00

Nick Jacobs
Nick JacobsSep 19, 2021
Great work mate.

£10.00

David Berry
David BerrySep 19, 2021
KEEP GOING MATE!! TAKE CARE.

£40.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 18, 2021
£10.00

Basher
BasherSep 18, 2021
Donated - Please donate! Paul doing great charity work year in year out 🙌🏼❤️

Steve Jones
Steve JonesSep 18, 2021
Good luck matey, hope to come over for a beer soon

£10.00

Maz Mort
Maz MortSep 18, 2021
£10.00

Paul Taylor
Paul TaylorSep 18, 2021
Good luck

£20.00

Tim Pompey skate
Tim Pompey skateSep 18, 2021
Megan
MeganSep 18, 2021
Ali R
Ali RSep 18, 2021
Best of luck!

£10.00

Maria Herrera
Maria HerreraSep 17, 2021
Good luck and wish you all well xx

£10.00

Nathalie
NathalieSep 16, 2021
Enjoy your walk

£20.00

Chloe
ChloeSep 14, 2021
Enjoy yourself FF ❤️

£10.00

Sue Darbyshire
Sue DarbyshireSep 14, 2021
£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 13, 2021
£5.00

Matt Rayns
Matt RaynsSep 13, 2021
Arriba D'ellos. Pío Pío

£20.00

Mark Hill
Mark HillSep 12, 2021
Good luck, might be a big ask but if it's possible keep us all update on your progress through video updates 😊😊🤔🤔🤣🤣

£10.00

Paul Tongs
Paul TongsSep 12, 2021
Good luck Paul and team. Great work as always!!

£20.00

Rachna
RachnaSep 11, 2021
Keep up the great work!

£20.00

Pat and John
Pat and JohnSep 10, 2021
Good luck Paul

£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 10, 2021
£5.00

Nikki B
Nikki BSep 1, 2021
Good luck as always to you and all involved Paul 👍👍

£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousAug 29, 2021
Gemma & Kerrie
Gemma & KerrieAug 29, 2021
Good luck Paul & Team! Amazing efforts year after year ❤️

£10.00

Paul Gilliam

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Charlotte Harvey

€5.00 October 6, 2021

Well done. Good. Luck. For an amazing cause

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Saskia

€617.00 October 6, 2021

From Fun(D)raiser 27th sept

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Anonymous

€15.00 October 5, 2021
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Neil Williams

€15.00 October 5, 2021
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Daniel Dixon

€100.00 October 5, 2021

Wonderful cause. Love you Cindy.

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Matthew Demwell

€50.00 October 4, 2021
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Jenny Johnston

€10.00 October 4, 2021
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Lorraine McKellen Clark

€10.00 October 4, 2021
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Yuki OSAWA

€10.00 October 2, 2020

Congratulations Mari!!!!

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Sari Helenius

€20.00 September 28, 2020

Fantástica! Una labor increíble ?

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Stephanie Tuckett

€10.00 September 28, 2020

Well done! A great cause!

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Cornelia Christiansen

€10.00 September 27, 2020

?? for an amazing cause Mari!!

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Anonymous

€10.00 September 26, 2020
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Emmy Roca Pagés

€40.00 September 24, 2020

Go Mari, go! A big hug and great initiative! Emmy. 😉

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Pratap Kriplaney

€11.00 September 23, 2020
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SUP Club la Misteriosa

€80.00 September 23, 2020
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Charlotte Amador Miller

€7.00 September 22, 2020
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Johnny Spence

€50.00 September 22, 2020

Good luck but if you have problems with injury do not hurt yourself more

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Anonymous

€50.00 September 16, 2020
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Edward Timon

€1.00 September 16, 2020
The Long Walk Past Sponsors and Donors:

Some Previous Donations

Monica Tornroos

Sep 7, 2018

€10.00

 

Josephine Hartell

Sep 7, 2018

€50.00

 

Jackie McHeffey

Sep 7, 2018

€5.00

 

Emmy Roca

Sep 8, 2018

€10.00

 

Michelle Oldenburg

Sep 8, 2018

€10.00

 

ruth meier

Sep 8, 2018

€50.00

 

Jacqueline Racz

Sep 9, 2018

€20.00

 

Fatimah Jagoh

Sep 9, 2018

€15.00

 

Iván Sarmiento

Sep 15, 2018

€10.00

 

 

Lars Janke Wohlers

Sep 20, 2018

€10.00

Mucha suerte con la recaudación. ??

 

Candy Melwany

Sep 21, 2018

€15.00

Give it all Mari!! Great cause. Goodluck and enjoy too.

 

Adriana Arnautovic

Sep 22, 2018

€10.00

Thank you …love you…estamos contigo

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THE PUB - Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria Sarah Bibby

€2,130.00 October 10, 2021

This is from the kind generosity of the patrons at The Pub, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, who held their fifth annual coffee morning in… Read more

This is from the kind generosity of the patrons at The Pub, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, who held their fifth annual coffee morning in support of The Long Walk charities on Oct 1, celebrating 10 years of collaboration with The Canary News and the English speaking community on the south of Gran Canaria

Anonymous User
M

Mari

€50.00 October 8, 2021

Gracias papas!

Anonymous User
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SUP Club la Misteriosa

€20.00 October 8, 2021
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JustGiving Total

€1,116.00 October 6, 2021

Supporters
70
Matt A
Matt AOct 5, 2021
Huge well done to you and everyone who took part this year. Another great achievement for a very… Read more

Supporters
70
Matt A
Matt AOct 5, 2021
Huge well done to you and everyone who took part this year. Another great achievement for a very worthy cause. Congrats x

£15.00

Rob Lomax
Rob LomaxOct 4, 2021
Well done mate another great achievement👏👏

£20.00

Robert Budd
Robert BuddOct 4, 2021
Well done Paul .............................

£10.00

Vicky & Elise
Vicky & EliseOct 3, 2021
Well done on accomplishing another Long Walk. You’ve done so well! Xx

£20.00

Jimmy Fay
Jimmy FayOct 3, 2021
Such an achievement!! Well done

£20.00

Graham kinchington
Graham kinchingtonOct 3, 2021
Congratulations on another fantastic fundraising walk.

£20.00

Hayley Lewis
Hayley LewisOct 3, 2021
Great effort Paul, as always. Fabulous cause, keepnuonthe good work and good luck with the walk. Lots of love x

£10.00

Andy Mackay
Andy MackayOct 2, 2021
Good luck tomorrow!

£20.00

Kev
KevOct 2, 2021
Keep going..

£20.00

Shaun Daly
Shaun DalyOct 2, 2021
It's a great thing you are doing.... Keep going👍🏻

£20.00

Pete Hutchinson
Pete HutchinsonOct 2, 2021
Sarah t
Sarah tOct 2, 2021
Good luck guys

£5.00

Matt Hobbs
Matt HobbsOct 2, 2021
Good luck Paul and team!

£20.00

Craig & Eloy
Craig & EloyOct 2, 2021
Keep up the hard work mush

£20.00

Sophie Cooper
Sophie CooperOct 2, 2021
Good job lads, you'll smash it as you do every year!♡

£5.00

Tammie
TammieOct 1, 2021
✨⭐️💕❣️

£10.00

Anonymous
AnonymousOct 1, 2021
Complaining about the heat!!!... = made me feel guilty now 🤣 Doin well there.. Keep goin.

£5.00

Sean& Paula
Sean& PaulaOct 1, 2021
Good luck - looking forward to seeing you in 6 weeks time

£50.00

Mike & Eva
Mike & EvaOct 1, 2021
To a great man and great cause! To you and all the team, well done again and wish you all the best for the rest of the journey 🍺

£20.00

Dawn Fisher
Dawn FisherOct 1, 2021
Best of luck to you all

£15.00

Anonymous
AnonymousOct 1, 2021
£20.00

Vodka Redbill
Vodka RedbillOct 1, 2021
Paul Gilliam salt of the earth , true gentleman , top man , shit football team ( ha ha ) all the best gaffa BLUE ARMY

Janet Holroyd
Janet HolroydOct 1, 2021
Fantastic effort as always!! Well done xx

£20.00

Yen + Ross
Yen + RossOct 1, 2021
Good luck on the walk mate.

£20.00

Steven Cain
Steven CainOct 1, 2021
£26.00

Tasha
TashaSep 30, 2021
Good luck Paul and everyone else, I’m sure you will smash it as always!! Xxx

£10.00

Charlotte
CharlotteSep 30, 2021
Good luck to you all!☺️

£5.00

Silly Simon
Silly SimonSep 30, 2021
£10.00

Tony Daly
Tony DalySep 30, 2021
Good luck on your walk. I hope you make plenty of money for this great cause.

£20.00

Steff
SteffSep 29, 2021
Good luck and great work! Enjoy x

£10.00

Vaughan Taylor
Vaughan TaylorSep 29, 2021
Good luck Paul. Excellent work my friend 👍

£20.00

Outi
OutiSep 29, 2021
Good luck Paul!

£15.00

Julie
JulieSep 28, 2021
Good luck on the walk Paul!

£10.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 26, 2021
Good luck Paul 😀

Mike Colbourne
Mike ColbourneSep 26, 2021
All the best to you and all the long walkers

£10.00

Mark Nevison
Mark NevisonSep 26, 2021
Good luck son. Me and Mark Hill are looking forward to your posts 😁

£5.00

Rebecca Håkansson
Rebecca HåkanssonSep 25, 2021
Hopefully next year I can join the walk! 😊

£40.00

Mother Nature
Mother NatureSep 22, 2021
Keep up the great work you’re doing Paul love you lots x

£40.00

Laura & Mike T
Laura & Mike TSep 21, 2021
Good luck!

£20.00

Pontus
PontusSep 21, 2021
Fantastic initiative year after year! Keep it up mate and well done

£20.00

Deano
DeanoSep 21, 2021
Great effort yet again mate⚒

£10.00

Peter, Bryony and Albert
Peter, Bryony and AlbertSep 21, 2021
Great stuff mate 💪🏽

£10.00

Sarah
SarahSep 21, 2021
Sure you will mash it as always 😎x

£10.00

Gillian
GillianSep 21, 2021
Keep up the great work x

Sally
SallySep 21, 2021
Hope it all goes well xxxx

£20.00

Nick
NickSep 20, 2021
Amazing as always, Great work and best of luck 😃

£20.00

Nick Jacobs
Nick JacobsSep 19, 2021
Great work mate.

£10.00

David Berry
David BerrySep 19, 2021
KEEP GOING MATE!! TAKE CARE.

£40.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 18, 2021
£10.00

Basher
BasherSep 18, 2021
Donated - Please donate! Paul doing great charity work year in year out 🙌🏼❤️

Steve Jones
Steve JonesSep 18, 2021
Good luck matey, hope to come over for a beer soon

£10.00

Maz Mort
Maz MortSep 18, 2021
£10.00

Paul Taylor
Paul TaylorSep 18, 2021
Good luck

£20.00

Tim Pompey skate
Tim Pompey skateSep 18, 2021
Megan
MeganSep 18, 2021
Ali R
Ali RSep 18, 2021
Best of luck!

£10.00

Maria Herrera
Maria HerreraSep 17, 2021
Good luck and wish you all well xx

£10.00

Nathalie
NathalieSep 16, 2021
Enjoy your walk

£20.00

Chloe
ChloeSep 14, 2021
Enjoy yourself FF ❤️

£10.00

Sue Darbyshire
Sue DarbyshireSep 14, 2021
£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 13, 2021
£5.00

Matt Rayns
Matt RaynsSep 13, 2021
Arriba D'ellos. Pío Pío

£20.00

Mark Hill
Mark HillSep 12, 2021
Good luck, might be a big ask but if it's possible keep us all update on your progress through video updates 😊😊🤔🤔🤣🤣

£10.00

Paul Tongs
Paul TongsSep 12, 2021
Good luck Paul and team. Great work as always!!

£20.00

Rachna
RachnaSep 11, 2021
Keep up the great work!

£20.00

Pat and John
Pat and JohnSep 10, 2021
Good luck Paul

£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousSep 10, 2021
£5.00

Nikki B
Nikki BSep 1, 2021
Good luck as always to you and all involved Paul 👍👍

£20.00

Anonymous
AnonymousAug 29, 2021
Gemma & Kerrie
Gemma & KerrieAug 29, 2021
Good luck Paul & Team! Amazing efforts year after year ❤️

£10.00

Paul Gilliam

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Charlotte Harvey

€5.00 October 6, 2021

Well done. Good. Luck. For an amazing cause

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Saskia

€617.00 October 6, 2021

From Fun(D)raiser 27th sept

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Anonymous

€15.00 October 5, 2021
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Neil Williams

€15.00 October 5, 2021
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Daniel Dixon

€100.00 October 5, 2021

Wonderful cause. Love you Cindy.

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Matthew Demwell

€50.00 October 4, 2021
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Jenny Johnston

€10.00 October 4, 2021
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Lorraine McKellen Clark

€10.00 October 4, 2021