Slieve Donard Challenge 2017 - what you need to know

Our Slieve Donard Challnege takes place this Saturday and ahead of the big event here is a reminder of some of the key information you need for the day.  If you have any queries regarding the event, or if you are no longer able to take part, please contact us as soon as possible by calling 028 9069 9393 or email [email protected]

We hope you have a great time taking part and thank you so much for supporting the charity. 

Medical forms: If you have not done so already, please forward the Life registration form to Claire before the event at [email protected] Your medical form was included in your fundraising pack you were sent after registering but please contact us should you require another form.

Registration on the day:  On the day of the event, Friends of the Cancer Centre’s registration point will be located at the far end of the Donard car park and will be open from 9.30am and close at 10.30am sharp.  There will be a banner signposting you to the registration area.  Once you have registered with the charity you will be passed onto our event provider, Life who will give you a briefing, check you have the right footwear etc. before you set off on your challenge. The team from Life will marshal the walk up Slieve Donard and will be on hand to ensure your safety throughout. 

Sponsorship: If you have collected any sponsorship money please bring it with you and hand it to our charity representatives when you register.   This challenge is only open to people who have registered, paid their registration fee and are raising sponsorship for the charity.  Anyone who has not done this, will not be allowed to take part as they will not be covered under our insurance.  

Dogs: Please note that dogs are not permitted on this challenge.  This is for your own health and safety. 

Clothing: Please come well prepared for the challenge and, as it’s Northern Ireland, for possible changeable weather conditions on the day.  This includes wearing appropriate walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, sun cream, water, and a packed lunch which you can eat when you reach the summit. 

After the event: On completion of the challenge, there will be complimentary tea, coffee and sandwiches for all participants available at Hugh McCann’s restaurant (which is located at the main entrance to Donard Park).

Photos: If you are taking photos during the challenge we would love to see them and share them with our supporters on social media.  You can send your pictures to us via Whatsapp on 079007 82492 or email them to us at [email protected].  By sending us your photos you give us permission to share them on our website and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share and tag: taking on such a big challenge and doing it for charity is a really great thing so why not let your friends what you’re up to and why!  When you check in or upload your pictures to facebook, Twitter or Instagram tag us and use the hashtags #SlieveDonardChallenge #TeamFriends


Twitter: @FriendsCCNI

Instagram: friends_of_the_cancer_centre

Unable to take part:  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to take part in the challenge by emailing [email protected]

We’re always in need of volunteers to join our fabulous fundraising groups, help at events or in their local community, so if you have time to spare and would like to get involved, please get in touch to find out more.

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