Launching Donard Day in aid of Southern Area Hospice which will take place on Saturday 18th August 2018: Back row l-r Anne MacOscar Regional Marketing Officer S.A.H, Siobhan McArdle Assistant Fundraising Manager S.A.H, Tony McKeown Sales and Marketing Director of Sponsors, CRASH Services. Front: Eadaoin McCann, CRASH Marketing Executive getting on her walking boots with Jonathan McKeown CEO of CRASH Services.

The Southern Area Hospice are calling on adventurous souls to sign up for their Annual Donard Day Challenge which takes place on Saturday 18th August 2018 in association with main sponsor, CRASH Services.

Walkers will set off from the Slieve Donard Car Park at 10am to begin their ascent of Northern Ireland’s Highest Peak. There will be qualified guides on hand to lead and offer plenty of encouragement along the way. After the walk participants can look forward to light refreshments in Hugh McCann’s.

CRASH Services have come on board as the main sponsors of the event for the second year in a row. Jonathan McKeown, of CRASH Services, commented; “We are delighted to be the main sponsors of this great event. 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 Anne Mac Oscar of the Hospice to make sure the event is a success. We are providing t-shirts and refreshments for participants.”

Anne Mac Oscar of Southern Area Hospice Services thanked CRASH Services for their support and called on people to sign up saying “We are really looking forward to our Donard Day this year and are delighted to be working with CRASH Services once again. Their ongoing support to the Southern Area Hospice is very much appreciated by all of us here. Southern Area Hospice Services has a fundraising target of £2.6 million for 2018 and events such as this one are so important in helping us to achieve that. Donard Day promises to be a challenging, yet rewarding experience for all participants, and we would encourage as many people as possible to sign up and join us.”

Why not get your friends or family together and come along and support your local Hospice? This challenge is open to people aged 16 and over. Participants are asked to pay a registration fee of £10 and raise at least another £40 in sponsorship. The walk will last approximately 5 hours and so a reasonable fitness level will be required by anyone wishing to participate in this challenge.

For further details or if you would like to register for Donard Day please contact Anne on 028 30251333 or email macoscara@southernareahospiceservices.org. You can also sign up online at www.eventbrite.co.uk.

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