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Conquer Northern Ireland’s highest peak for kids with cancer


The Mourne Mountains are one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes and we have them right on our doorstep. Make this the summer you explore this breath-taking part of Northern Ireland by joining Cancer Fund for Children on Sunday 28th August to conquer our most iconic and highest peak- Slieve Donard.

Money raised will support a range of Cancer Fund for Children services including residentials for children and young people at the charity’s unique log cabin located nearby in the tranquil foothills of the Mourne Mountains.

2016 marks ten years since the charity first opened the doors to Narnia and since then it’s become a magical place for some very special children with over 5,000 sleepovers since 2006.

Marty Pelan, Residential Specialist, said: “Children diagnosed with cancer spend long periods out of school, isolated from family and friends because of the treatment they are receiving and risk of infection. Our residentials provide a rare opportunity for these children to come together; to meet others who completely understand what they’re going through. Narnia is a world away from cancer, a magical place where lasting friendships are made. In just a weekend the transformation we see in children is amazing.”

Cancer Fund for Children receives less than 0.5% Government funding and relies on the support of the local community to provide residential support at Narnia and a range of other services such as financial grants and therapeutic short breaks.

To join the charity’s Slieve Donard Climb, proudly sponsored by Betterhomes Group, on Sunday 28th August visit cancerfundforchildren.com. Alternatively, phone 028 9080 5599 or email alex@cancerfundforchildren.com

Pictured: L-R David Boyd Director of Betterhomes, Amanda Steele from Cancer Fund for Children and Gary Sinnerton Director of Betterhomes who are going the extra mile by carrying a full size window frame to the top of Northern Ireland's highest peak. Most carry a rucksack when climbing a mountain but Betterhomes Group plan to go one better. The team will be taking on the monster challenge on Sunday 28th August alongside nearly 200 other participants as part of Cancer Fund for Children’s annual Slieve Donard climb event.

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