Cooley trek raises €2,000 for sick kids

Published 14/07/2013 | 00:00

Some of the participants who took part in the fourth annual Cooley Hill Trek to raise money for the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation.

THE Cooley Hill Trek and BBQ has helped to raise €2,000 for Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin.

This the fourth year in a row that the trek across the Cooley Mountains has taken place, with a total of 80 walkers setting off from the Lumpers pub last Sunday.

The walkers, made up of local walking groups, the Druids, the Crows and the Binnians, were led across the mountains by Jock McArdle on a blistering hot day and special thanks was extended to the Value Centre for providing much-needed water to those who participated in the trek.

Maureen Monaghan took part in the hike across the mountains and said the walk was tough but enjoyable.

'We covered a large area and crossed many points including the mast. It took us five hours to finish the walk and it was very warm. The BBQ after was lovely and everyone seemed to enjoy the day,' she said.

Mary McDonald was involved with organising the money raising event and said that the group were very happy with how the day went.

'It was a brilliant day for all involved', she said. 'The heat did make the walk much harder but all the money raised will be going to The Children's Medical and Research Foundation in Crumlin. We would like to thank those who helped make the day a success,' said Mary.

The Argus

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