ORGANISERS of the Christian Aid Ireland Sheep’s Head Hike are looking for people to sign up for their 10th event this September.
Andrew Coleman of Christian Aid’s Cork office said: ‘The Sheep’s Head hike captures all the beauty of West Cork’s scenic Sheep’s Head Way and the adjoining countryside, bays and hills. We hope that people will join us again this year to raise vital funds to support the work of Christian Aid Ireland.’
Donations raised will be used to support Christian Aid’s work to tackle poverty in communities in great need.
Andrew added: ‘In Haiti, where thousands of people regularly experience some of the worst natural disasters on earth, Christian Aid Ireland is helping people to survive and recover from severe storms and earthquakes.
‘Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and a high number of its people live in precarious houses or have been unrooted from their homes entirely by disasters, placing them at great risk when another strikes.The Sheep’s Head hike will raise vital funds to support people as they strive to rebuild their future after disaster, create a new beginning free from abject poverty and assert their human rights.’
The event caters for all level of walkers. There are two routes on offer with a local guide on hand to describe the unique history and features of the area. Route 1 is 10.5 km (four and a half hours) for more experienced walkers and route 2 is 6.5km (two and a half hours) and is a family-friendly route.
Registration for all walkers is from 10am on the day of the hike, September 1st in Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane Village. The registration fee is donation based with the organisers hoping people will be as generous as possible on the day in supporting the event.
The Sheep’s Head Hike is organised by a local committee and would not be possible without the support of many volunteers and supporters, from group leaders, bus drivers and catering. Andrew thanked big the Red Cross, Rural Transport, and The Gourmet Grill for their steadfast support again this year.
‘It’s down to the support of local people that the Sheep’s Head hike has reached its tenth anniversary,’ said Andrew Coleman. ‘Please come and join us for a day on the stunning Sheep’s Head way and help to make a difference while doing so.’