The NSPCC HACK team have been busy doing their annual recce of the walking route ahead of this year’s HACK challenge in the stunning Mourne Mountains.
The HACK, which is on 14 September, will appeal to novices through to seasoned walkers. There are with 14 or 20 mile routes available, and there is something to suit all adventurous spirits.
Dusting off their walking boots for another year of HACK activities, the team have been busy making preparations for the event by visiting the beautiful mountain range, trekking along the Mourne wall and the hills of Slieve Donard to scope out the all-important checkpoints for this year’s walk.
Encouraging people to sign up and get fundraising, NSPCC community fundraising manager Fionnuala Savage said: “There’s still plenty of time to sign up for this year’s HACK challenge. It’s such a fun event and there is always a great atmosphere with all the walkers.
“As we have discovered on our route today, it is a challenge! But it’s well worth it for the views alone and, most importantly, all of the money raised will go towards helping to fund our services for vulnerable children and families across Northern Ireland. Why not sign up and get fundraising, or get a team together to make it a real group challenge?!”
Sponsored by Go Outdoors, the UK’s leading retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing, the Mournes HACK is open to over 18’s. The registration fee is £10 for the 14 mile route and £20 for the 20 mile route.
For further details, online registrations and payments, or to volunteer for the event, please log on to: www.nspcc.org.uk/mourneshack :
or contact the Northern Ireland NSPCC fundraising office on 028 90 351135 or email [email protected].
The final registration date is Friday 6 September 2013
About the NSPCC
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is here to end cruelty to children in the UK by fighting for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they need us and making them safe.
They provide national services such as ChildLine and our Helpline for concerned adults to provide support for all children. Their local services focus on the most acute forms of abuse and the most vulnerable, highest risk children working in areas such as sexual abuse or children under one so that they can bring help, advice and treatment to children at risk or those who have been abused.
For more information about the NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk
ChildLine – 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC Helpline for adults worried about the welfare of a child – 0808 800 5000 / [email protected]