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Get trekking for charity

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 5:56pm

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is encouraging people to sign up for a 2018 MS trek and raise funds for vital services for those living with MS.

The 2018 treks include climbing the world’s highest mountain to Everest Base Camp, trekking the Via Francigena to St Peter’s Square in Rome and making the biblical journey into the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. The treks are suitable for all levels of fitness providing a great opportunity to take part in active trips as an individual or group.

Funds raised will help provide one-to-one and family support including newly diagnosed sessions, physiotherapy and symptom management programmes through ten regional offices across the country, operate the MS Information Line and deliver specialised services in the MS Care Centre, Ireland’s only respite and therapy centre for people with MS.

Lorraine Rooney, trek leader with MS Ireland said: “The MS Ireland Treks are suitable for everyone through varying levels of fitness. It is very fulfilling to experience your own personal journey, walking along some of the most magical routes in the world while making new lifelong friends, as well as supporting such an important cause and raising vitally needed funds.”

Everest Base Camp

MS Ireland is proposing that new years’ challenges take new heights this coming spring in trekking on the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, from 11-28 April.

Via Francigena

Active travel lovers are urged to follow in the footsteps of St Francis from 2-10 June. Trekkers will walk part of the ancient pilgrim route from Assisi, the town most associated with St Francis to Rome the Eternal City. The Via Francigena was the medieval pilgrimage route that historically connected Canterbury to Rome and passes primarily through France.

Jordan

From 13-20 October, trekkers for MS will embark on a biblical journey into the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. Register at ms-society.ie or call 01-6781600 for more information.

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