Over 160 people took part in Christian Aid’s annual Sheep’s Head Hike on Saturday, September 6, 2014, including TV personality Graham Norton.
The Sheep’s Head Hike, one of Cork’s largest hiking events on the Sheep’s Head, is a fundraising event aimed at raising funds to help some of the world’s poorest communities out of poverty. This year’s event drew participants from Cork, Tipperary, and even as far as the UK. The event has raised almost €5,000, and with sponsorship still coming, Christian Aid expects to meet the fundraising target of €6,000 this year. Since its launch in 2010, the event has raised over €38,000 towards the work of Christian Aid.
Andrew Coleman, Christian Aid Cork expressed deep appreciation to all who made the walk such a great success and enjoyable day.
“I am extremely greatly to the committee of local supporters who organise the event, to local churches and church leaders, the Red Cross, West Cork Rural Transport who provided bus transport and all who took part,” he said.
Margaret Skuce, one of the organisers from Ballydehob said, “This year we had great support from so many in the West Cork area, Bantry and Kilcrohane – so many people. It was the largest group to take part. We are already looking forward to organising another route for next year, on September 5, 2015.’
Christian Aid is an international aid organisation that works in some of the world’s poorest communities in around 50 countries at any one time. The organisation acts where there is great need, regardless of religion providing urgent, practical and effective assistance in tackling the root causes of poverty, as well as its effects.