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Southern Area Hospice Services have launched their Annual Donard Day Challenge which this year takes place on Saturday 17 August 2019 in association with main sponsor, CRASH Services.

Adventurous souls are encouraged to sign up for the challenge of climbing Slieve Donard and raise funds for their local Hospice into the bargain.

Walkers will set off from the Slieve Donard car park from 9.30am to begin their ascent. There will be qualified guides on hand to lead the walk and provide plenty of support along the way.

Each participant will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and following the walk they can look forward to light refreshments in Hugh McCann’s, kindly provided by CRASH Services.

CRASH Services have come on board as the main sponsors of the event for the third year in a row. Jonathan McKeown, of CRASH Services, commented; “Weare delighted to be the main sponsors of this great event for the third year. We are a business with strong links to the local area and the Hospice. Our staff look forward to taking part and helping out on the day.”

“To put an event on like this it is very much a team effort. We have been working with the Hospice to make sure the event is a success. We are providing t-shirts and refreshments for participants, which means all participant donations goes to the Hospice.”

Launching Southern Area Hospice Donard Day which is taking place on Saturday 17th August 2019 in association with main sponsor CRASH Services are (left to right) Bernie Byrne, Fundraising Officer, Southern Area Hospice;  Jonathan McKeown, CEO, Crash Services; Eadaoin McCann, Marketing and Operations Executive, CRASH Services and Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer, Southern Area Hospice.
Launching Southern Area Hospice Donard Day which is taking place on Saturday 17th August 2019 in association with main sponsor CRASH Services are (left to right) Bernie Byrne, Fundraising Officer, Southern Area Hospice; Jonathan McKeown, CEO, Crash Services; Eadaoin McCann, Marketing and Operations Executive, CRASH Services and Anne Mac Oscar, Regional Marketing Officer, Southern Area Hospice.

Anne Mac Oscar of Southern Area Hospice Services encouraged people to sign up and thanked CRASH Services for their continued support, “We are delighted to launch our Annual Donard Day and would encourage as many people as possible to get involved. It is always a brilliant day which is both challenging and rewarding for participants. We would sincerely like to thank CRASH Services for their ongoing support to the Southern Area Hospice. It is very much appreciated by all of us here. Southern Area Hospice Services has a fundraising target of £2.6 million for 2019 to help us to continue our work providing care and support for people who are living with Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.  Events such as Donard Day are so important in helping us to achieve our target.”

Why not get your friends or family together and come along to support your local Hospice? This challenge is open to people aged 11 and over (participants who are under 18 must be accompanied by an experienced adult walker).

Participants are asked to pay a registration fee of £10 and raise a further minimum of £40 in sponsorship. For full details on the challenge or if you would like to register for Donard Day please contact Anne or Bernie on 028 3025 1333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also sign up online at www.eventbrite.co.uk

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