Belfast Telegraph

Michael steps out to promote our communities

By Claire Williamson

A Belfast man has been chosen to represent Northern Ireland in The Big Walk - which shines a light on people at the heart of communities across the UK. The idea, from the Eden Project, has been made possible by the National Lottery.

Michael Conlon (43) was selected for his passion to develop better connected communities around Northern Ireland and will set off from Morecambe on Wednesday live on BBC One's The One Show, as the teams of walkers head out across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales to visit projects and groups that make a difference to local people's lives. Michael will then travel 250 miles back to Belfast, helping to spread the word about the strength and passion of communities and raise awareness of the walk's finale - The Big Lunch - the UK's annual get-together for neighbours on Sunday, June 3.

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