Why I Climbed Slieve Donard

 In Events, Fundraising

Thinking of taking on our Slieve Donard Climb and want to know what it’s like?

We recently caught up with Martina Ferguson, who was one of our participants last year, to find out more about why she decided to conquer the climb. You may recognise Martina, she’s one of the faces of our billboard and Adshel campaign!

Q1. What motivated you to take on the Slieve Donard challenge?

I done the Slieve Donard Climb last year with my sister-in-law Trudy. She’s a Pharmacist – who works in the Haematology Unit in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children providing systematic anti-cancer therapies to treat children diagnosed with cancer throughout Northern Ireland.  It was on our bucket list so we decided to conquer the Slieve Donard. It was tough enough but we did it!

Q2. How did you find the challenge itself?

It definitely tests your fitness levels. It was definitely a challenge but I really enjoyed it

Q3. Why did you choose to support Cancer Fund for Children?

I have always supported cancer charities – I lost my father to throat cancer, prostate cancer and bone cancer so I know what it’s like to love someone who is being treated for cancer and to lose someone who suffered from cancer. It’s a time that can bring a lot of sadness to a family. Cancer Fund for Children is a very worthy cause and if I can help by fundraising for families going through a difficult time then I would.

Q4. What would you say to someone considering taking on Slieve Donard to encourage them to sign up?

Put it on your bucket list this year – if it’s not already! It’s a great challenge, it’s for a very worthy cause and its fun. You can do it …if you put your mind to it! Let’s see you on Sunday 27th May 2018. Come join us!


So what are you waiting for? Sign up here.

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