Trek Nepal and raise vital funds for Southern Area Hospice Services

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Southern Area Hospice Services are inviting adventurous souls to join them on their next overseas trekking challenge, which will take place in Nepal from 8 – 17 October 2021.

This breathtaking challenge, which will raise vital funds for Southern Area Hospice Services, will take place in the stunning Annapurna region of the Himalayas in Nepal, home to some of the highest mountains in the world.

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The highlight of this trek will be to summit Poon Hill at 3,210m – a peak which offers trekkers an unobstructed view of the highest summits in the surrounding area.

The trail will take trekkers through charming Nepalese villages where they will experience the humbling culture of the mountain people of Nepal first hand.

 

 

Southern Area Hospice treks over the years have been wonderful experiences and this trek promises to be just as spectacular, if not even more so. 

A trek information night will take place at Southern Area Hospice, Courtney Hill, Newry on Monday 30 March 2020 at 7 pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along to find out more information or to sign up for the trek.

All the money raised through the trek will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue their work providing care and support to local people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.

 

 

Care is provided through a number of services including a 12-bed inpatient unit in Newry, Day Hospice units in Newry and South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon, Outpatient clinics in Craigavon, Daisy Hill and South Tyrone Hospitals, a community nurse in the Armagh and Dungannon District as well as Bereavement and carer support in the Donaldson Centre, Newry and the Resource Centre in Irish Street, Dungannon.

With a fundraising target in excess of £2 million in 2020 alone, Southern Area Hospice Services rely heavily on the local community to help them reach their target so they can continue to provide care and support to people at a time when they need it most.

 

 

Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer at Southern Area Hospice, encouraged people to sign up to take part saying, “Our overseas challenges are excellent fundraising events, they help to raise vital funds for help our local Hospice and participants also meet new people and have an experience of a lifetime.

“We will give you every support with your fundraising and also organise regular trekker meetings to help you get ready for the big adventure.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in taking part to come along to our Information Night on Monday 30 March 2020 at Southern Area Hospice Services in Newry at 7 pm.

“There is no obligation to sign up at this meeting – people are more than welcome to come along and find out more and see if they think this is the challenge for them.”

 

 

For further information on Nepal 2021 or to request an information pack please contact Anne or James in the Hospice fundraising department by ringing 028 30251333 or email macoscara@southernareahospiceservices.org or mccaffreyj@southernareahospiceservices.org

 

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