Seven inspirational climbers from Donegal are about to embark on a gruelling mission in aid of Little Blue Heroes.
The #big4in24 is a 4 Peaks Challenge which involves climbing the highest mountains in each of the four provinces of Ireland – all in just 24 hours.
Sharon Ward, Paddy Robinson, Don Pearson, Cathal McGettigan, Fiona McGinley, Damien Rodgers & Paddy Browne will be setting off this Saturday June 25th and hiking through night and day to reach their goal.
They’ll scale a massive 3,627metres across Slieve Donard, Carrantuohill, Lugnaquilla in Leinster and Mweelrea in Connacht.
The team of 7 is compiled with a range of fitness levels and hiking experiences. They have gathered the essentials for the tough challenge recently from Decathlon Ireland and have plenty more support across Ireland from their family and friends including Roz Purcell (The Hike Life) who is also supporting the Big4in24 and Little Blue Heroes.
The Team have expressed their gratitude for all of the support so far, including thanks to Decathlon Ireland for joining as a sponsor, donating to the Little Blue Heroes and inviting the team down to the store to help kit the team out for the challenge.
They said: “We had the most amazing day and met the lovely team , including Eimante the hiking manager who especially helped answer any questions we had and also helped kit us out with some essential gear.
“Massive thanks to Eimante, Graham, Nicole and the whole team at Decathlon Ireland.”
All proceeds will be donated to Little Blue Heroes Foundation – a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by volunteers (with no paid staff). It is made up of Garda members/staff, retired Garda members, their families, friends and civic minded people from communities. It aims to help families in need from local communities in Ireland who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for serious illness.
There are 136 Little blue heroes in Ireland and 14 in Donegal which will greatly benefit from the funds raised by the Big4in24 this June.
To donate, please visit: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11425484_diane-robinson-s-page.html
Follow the journey on https://www.instagram.com/big4in24/