The North West Mountain Rescue Team, in co-operation with the National Trust, are organising a Family Treasure Hunt on Divis Mountain from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Sunday 20 May. All funds raised will go to support the work of Northern Ireland’s voluntary Mountain Rescue Service.
The Family Treasure Hunt is open to teams of families and friends of all ages. All groups will be issued with a quiz to guide them along the mountain route in a couple of hours following the clues and finding the answers to questions such as “How high is Black Mountain” and “Where did the WW2 plane crash?” There will be goody bags and prizes for all teams with no minimum age or evidence of family tie required to take part.
The starting point is the National Trust Centre, Divis Road BT17 0NG. Free car parking is available at Divis Mountain Car Park. There will be an entrance fee of £10 per team and refreshments available at the Centre. Each team is advised to bring along a camera or mobile phone with a camera as the judges may require photographic evidence of visiting all locations on the trail.
“The North West Mountain Rescue Team will be on hand at all three events to help and assist all participants,” explains Joe Dowdall, Team Leader. “We are aiming to raise £5000 in sponsorship this year to help fund the purchase and maintenance of essential rescue equipment.
In a busy year the Team can be called out up to fifty times to help find people who are lost or injured all over Northern Ireland. All members are volunteers and largely supply their own equipment, but the Team relies on public support to help run our all-terrain vehicles, to support training and to purchase the special equipment needed to help find and rescue people from remote locations in their hour of need.”
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