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Friday 19 September 2014

Annette urges adventurers to sign up for one of Plan Ireland's challenges

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

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HORESWOOD NATIVE Annette Fuhrmann is urging Wexford adventurers to put their best foot forward and sign up to one of Plan Ireland's adventurous overseas challenges to raise money for children living in desperate circumstances.

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Annette is a programme officer with Plan Ireland, a children's development charity. She is asking people to sign up to up Plan Ireland's challenge series which encompasses a nine day trek of the Himalayas in October during which participants will visit Plan projects along the way in Baglung and Myagdi.

The other event is The Great Ethiopia Run which is held between November 20 and November 25. Run at 10,000 ft, this 10km route is Africa's highest and most scenic run. The trip is combined with visits to Plan's urban projects in Addis Ababa, as well travelling north to the mythical Lalibela to visit the world-famous monolithic churches.

Annette said: 'There is a great tradition of running and walking in Wexford and of supporting charity so this is why I feel these events are the perfect match.'

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 the Because I am a Girl campaign) - the group stands up for every child's right to fulfil their potential.

For more information on how you can get involved call Sabrina Kevaney in Plan Ireland on 01-6599601 or see www.plan.ie/challenges for more details of how to sign up to the race.

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