Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mourne Mountain Challenge aid of Northern Ireland Hospice .

Not much to do with Kayaking I know - but for a very good cause ! we swapped latex water proofs for Gortex water proofs and my wife Michelle and I took part in the first ever Mourne Mountain Challenge 17.5 km ( 10 miles ) this place inspired C .S. Lewis to write the books about Narnia and the same for me to write this !
in aid of the Northern Ireland Hospice which was the place my Mum spent her last few days battling cancer.
She was under the great care of the Volunteers and staff at Somerton road building Belfast which relies much on the public for donations to remain open .
A good few quid was raised and we met some really good people and the weather was clear but bitter and the crac was 90 ! we managed no blisters and looking forward to next year.
Thank you to all who helped and gave money to keep this much needed place afloat.
In Memory of Mum who died a few weeks ago , you never did get the chance to see the Mournes after all ,
maybe your looking down at them now at peace and not in pain , xo your loving son Danny.