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Annette Fuhrmann

Annette Fuhrmann

Annette Fuhrmann


Intrepid Horeswood native Annette Fuhrmann is urging Wexford adventurers to sign up to one of Plan Ireland's exciting international challenges.

Annette is a programme specialist with Plan Ireland, a children's development charity, and is asking people to join one of their international challenges for an exhilarating experience to raise funds for some of the world's poorest people.

This year, Plan Ireland is building on the success of previous year's challenges by adding a third adventure to its annual series; a trip to scale the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

This year's events are: Mount Kilimanjaro: September 25 - October 4. This seven day Kilimanjaro climb to the summit of Africa's highest mountain is a once in a lifetime adventure; Nepal: October 24 - November 1: This nine day Himalayan trek across the Annapurra foothills is one of the most amazing trekking routes in Nepal with spectacular Himalayan mountain scenery; Great Ethiopian Run: November 20- November 25: The Great Ethiopian Run is an experience to behold. Run at 10,000 ft, this 10km route is Africa's highest and most scenic run.

In addition to the spectacular scenery, breathtaking landscape and a great sense of comradery, you will also visit some of Plan Ireland's projects and see how you're helping to develop a brighter future for children.

Annette said: 'I'd really encourage the runners and walkers of Wexford to get involved in these spectacular events. Plan Ireland's international challenges are different. You will get a real feel for the countries and its people. We organise home-stays throughout the trips. You get to visit Plan's projects on the ground. You get to challenge yourself in some of the world's most spectacular scenery and you have loads of opportunities for free time to explore and enjoy.

Everything is sorted from flights, accommodation, food, internal travel, participation in events, guides, sherpas and porters, insurance and much more. You will be very capable hands throughout the journey and together, we will, no doubt, have the adventure of a lifetime. There is a great tradition of supporting good causes in Wexford, so I feel these events are the perfect match.'

For more information, Freephone Plan Ireland on 1800 829 829 or visit