Climbers do­nate €127,521 to can­cer re­search project

Bray People - - News -

LAST Fri­day morn­ing novice moun­taineers from Grey­stones handed over a very gen­er­ous cheque for €127,521 to the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety, in aid of can­cer re­search and to Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port.

The stag­ger­ing amount was raised through var­i­ous fundrais­ing ef­forts by the team when they climbed the high­est moun­tain in the Bri­tish Isles, Ben Ne­vis in Scot­land back in Fe­bru­ary.

A smaller team of six had climbed Ben Ne­vis, which is 4,400 feet high cliffs, in April last year and raised €55,000.

And so over a whop­ping €180,000 has been raised for the two char­i­ties over the last two years, largely through in­di­vid­ual do­na­tions.

‘Can­cer has touched ev­ery one of us on the Ben Ne­vis Climb for Can­cer team ei­ther di­rectly or in­di­rectly so we were hon­oured to take on this chal­lenge and thank all of our fam­ily, friends and col­leagues in Grey­stones, es­pe­cially our key spon­sor, Ed­die Rock­ets who sup­ported us.

We know that the €180,000 has and will be put to tremendous use by th­ese two char­i­ties and will have an im­pact on those di­ag­nosed with can­cer,’said Barry Geoghe­gan speak­ing on be­half of the Ben Ne­vis Climb for Can­cer team.

The monies gen­er­ated from the last two years by the Ben Ne­vis Climb for Can­cer will be chan­nelled into can­cer re­search at the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety and Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port, based at La Touche place.

‘Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port would like to ex­tend its deep grat­i­tude to Barry Geoghe­gan and the 2007 and 2008 Ben Ne­vis Climb for Can­cer Teams.

Their hard work shows just how much they care about those in their com­mu­nity who are in need.

With their help and gen­eros­ity, Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port can now con­tinue its work and in­crease its range of ser­vices,’ said Coun­cil­lor Kath­leen Kelle­her, Ad­min­is­tra­tive Co-or­di­na­tor, Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port.

The Grey­stones moun­taineers hand over the cheque for €127,521 to the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety to boost re­search funds.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.