An inspirational group of volunteers are set to climb Errigal this week on a charity challenge in memory of coast guard hero Catriona Lucas.
Catriona Lucas from Co. Clare died at the age of 41 during a rescue operation in 2016. She was the first volunteer coast guard to die in the course of duty, leaving behind a son, daughter and husband Bernard.
Now, Bernard and Caitríona’s sister Bríd, as well as four close friends have embarked on a nationwide challenge in her memory.
They are halfway through their ambitious goal of climbing Ireland’s highest peaks in 26 counties. They have conquered up to five mountains a day in their plan to do it all in 10 days.
The Catriona Lucas Challenge team will climb Errigal in Donegal on Friday 15th June at 10am. All are welcome to join the public climb.
They have invited all walking groups and individuals to come along for the morning challenge. The cost is €10 to join and all proceeds are given to Friends of Ennistymon Hospital, Co. Clare.
They hope to finish with one final climb in Clare on June 18th, which would be Catriona’s birthday.
Overall, the group will climb an amazing 54,000ft. They are relying on the support of people in communities all over Ireland for lodgings. Their shelter for Donegal has already been kindly arranged.
If you want to join the climb or show your support for the group this Friday, keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates: The Caitríona Lucas Challenge 2018
If anyone would like to make a donation to the group’s chosen charity – The Friends of Ennistymon Hospital – they can do using the following bank details:
IBAN: IE90 BOFI 9042 2970 6959 36
Please put The Caitriona Challenge as a note on the donation.
Alternatively, you can donate online at: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/the-caitriona-lucas-challenge-2018/Tags: