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Petitioning National Trust and 6 others

To restore Enniskillen parkrun to the National Trust property at Castle Coole.

"Join a parkrun" - from the National Trust website.

"Families that run together have fun together. At least that’s the idea behind parkrun, a free weekly run for adults and juniors." -  from the National Trust website.

Enniskillen parkrun is being compelled by the National Trust (Fermanagh)  to leave its current venue at Castle Coole .The final parkrun at Castle Coole will be on Saturday 27th August. Enniskillen parkrun has grown in numbers over the 2 years it has been held at Castle Coole. Local parkrunners have been encouraged to become members of the National 2Trust and visitors to the county, indulging in some "parkrun tourism", discovered that Enniskillen parkrun was proud to be the only parkrun in Northern Ireland hosted by the National Trust.

We the parkrunners of Enniskillen would love to retain our parkrun at Castle Coole. Many of the parkrun family, who are also members of the National Trust, are very disappointed by the decision of the National Trust in Fermanagh to withdraw support for parkrun.

I am committed to my inclusive parkrun family and I am also a member of the National Trust. My husband and three adult children are all members of the National Trust, visiting properties throughout the UK. We are now all parkrunners and are proud of the association between the two groups, especially at our closest property of Castle Coole. 

Both the National Trust and parkrun benefit from this partnership and we want to see it continue. 

The National Trust website already embraces this friendship both at Castle Coole and throughout England and Wales, stating that it promotes personal health and conservation. Fermanagh and Castle Coole should should continue to be part of this collaboration.

"With the focus firmly on having fun and supporting each other, it’s a great way stay healthy, discover some of the nation’s favourite places, and make a real contribution to their conservation." - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/join-a-parkrun-or-junior-parkrun 

This petition was delivered to:
  • National Trust
  • National Trust NI Region
  • Governance at National Trust
  • parkrun UK Operations Manager
  • Secretary at National Trust
  • Press Office at National Trust
  • National Trust Fermanagh Properties
    Jim Chestnutt

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