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Slieve Donard climbers have ‘summit’ to be proud of

The Mourne Mountains were awash with yellow recently as hundreds of local supporters climbed Northern Ireland’s highest peak in aid of local children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children.

Over 260 people took on the charity’s annual Slieve Donard climb, hiking approx. 6 milesto raise funds for local children and young people diagnosed with cancer, and their families.

Money raised from the climb will support a range of services including offering young people affected by cancer the opportunity to attend residentials with their peers at the charity’s dedicated residential centre, Narnia Log Cabin, situated at the foothills of the Mourne Mountains.

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Go For It March 2017Last year, Cancer Fund for Children provided 173 young people with the opportunity to attend a residential and share their feelings and experiences with other young people in a similar situation to them.

Commenting on the success of the event, Amanda Steele, Events Fundraiser, Cancer Fund for Children said, “We are absolutely delighted with the success of this year’s Slieve Donard Climb, and so grateful to the people of Northern Ireland for coming out in their hundreds to support local families affected by cancer.

“This has been the most successful year of the event to date so a massive thank you to everyone for pushing themselves all the way to the summit and conquering the climb.

Amanda added, “Your support will enable our team of Specialists to support families so they don’t have to face cancer alone.”

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