Christina seeking locals for overseas adventures

Nicola Donnelly

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

Christina Meehan from Swords is hoping that local people will get involved in Plan Ireland’s overseas events.
Christina Meehan from Swords is hoping that local people will get involved in Plan Ireland’s overseas events.

A SWORDS woman is urging local adventurers to put their 'best foot foward' and sign up to one of Plan Ireland's adventurous overseas challenges.

A SWORDS woman is urging local adventurers to put their 'best foot foward' and sign up to one of Plan Ireland's adventurous overseas challenges.

Christina Meehan of Plan Ireland, a children's development charity, is asking people to sign up to a trek of the Himalayas between October 27 and November 4 and the Great Ethiopian run from November 20-25.

Christina, sponsorship officer with the charity, said that, as there is a great tradition of running and walking in Swords and of supporting charity, she feels these events are the perfect match.

Trek Nepal is a nine-day trek in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal where participants will visit Plan projects along the way in Baglug and Myagdi. The Great Ethiopian Run is a 10km route at 10,000 feet and a most scenic run.

'This trip is combined with visits to Plan's urban projects in Addis Ababa, as well as travelling north to the mythical Lalibela to visit the world-famous monolithic churches.

'By joining the team people will experience the trip of a lifetime, have fun and help out at the same time,' she said.

Last year Plan's work reached 84 million children and their families in 90,229 communities around the world. With a key focus on children and, in particular girls, through their Because I am a Girl campaign, the charity can take action and stand up for every child's right to fulfil their potential.

For more information on getting involved call Sabrina Kevaney in Plan Ireland on (01) 659-9601 or see www.plan.ie/challenges

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