Raising Funds for Radio Odstock
In an update to the below, due to the government advice following the coronavirus outbreak, Mark has advised that the walk will not now be going ahead on the 4th April as planned. Instead, it is hoped that they will be able to do the walk on Saturday 27th June, which is also his Dad's birthday "...and also the time we would give Graeme an un-birthday party as most people were busy on his normal Birthday on Boxing Day."
Mark Comlay is organising a sponsored walk in memory of his brother, Graeme, who tragically died in November 2014 in a road traffic accident.
Graeme was a volunteer presenter for Radio Odstock for 10 years, hosting an evening music show, and as 2019 would have been Graeme's 30th Birthday year, the family are holding the walk as part of "Graeme's Gift" raising funds for his much loved radio station.
The walk will take place on Saturday 4th April 2020, starting from Durrington All Saints, where Graeme is buried, to Radio Odstock Salisbury, with Mark, his brother and father taking part and they are inviting anyone who wishes, to join them.
Kev Lawrence recently interviewed Mark and his Dad, on location at The Stonehenge Inn, about the reasons behind the walk, and the route it is likely to take, which you can listen to below.
Kev was also able to speak to Dave, Chairperson at Radio Odstock and Ben, scheduler, of their memories of Graeme, particularly his love for Queen and hats.
The walk is likely to start at around at 9.30am and they hope to finish at about 4pm at Radio Odstock, who will also be covering the event live during the day.
Kev caught up with Mark and and the Odstock team recently who advised that they now have the route and stops planned which can be viewed on the map below.
So, all that's left to do now is keep everything crossed for good weather and get their walking shoes broken in!
We would like to wish Mark, his family and all those taking part luck and hope they will come back and talk to us about how the walk went and how much was raised later in the year.