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Helping Hands Needed – Sunday 4th May 2014



Raising funds for good causes can sometimes seem like an uphill task, but two well-known South Armagh men, are appealing for helping hands as they attempt to literally scale the heights this May.  With support from family, friends and the general public, local men Owen Reel and Mickey Treanor are hoping to create a chain of hands up the summit of Slieve Gullion mountain. It will be a major logistical challenge that needs plenty of volunteers, but the imaginative idea is intended to raise money for four particularly worthy charitable causes close to home……

Newry and Mourne Diabetic Group, Southern Area Hospice, Musgrave Orthopedic Unit and REVIVE, the charity who support the Regional Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, will all benefit from people’s participation in what sounds like a fun event.

“It should definitely be a memorable day which can not only raise funds for the four charities but generate a bit of community spirit and create a spectacular sight,”
enthuses former Meigh man Owen.

“Our plan is that the event will be held on the morning of the first Sunday in May and we want to create a chain of hands through the summit of the mountain”
explains Armagh Mens kit Man, Mickey Treanor.

“We’re appealing for all local people to come along and support this worthwhile event. It’s open to all regardless of physical fitness level or mobility as we can slot everyone in where it suits them.  From initial informal contacts we’ve already got some well known sports people expressing an interest in getting involved, and I’ve no doubt some of those will be volunteering to go further up.”  says the HUSG committee.

“We’d like to thank those who have pledged support so far in publicising this major undertaking – keep an eye out for other local celebrities holding hands over the coming months promoting the event. The particular charities are all causes close to our own hearts for various reasons and they’re easy to identify with for the vital work which each is involved in. This event is a chance to raise some money to support that work while having a lot of fun in the process. It’ll be a healthy way to spend an early summer’s day out in the fresh air and a great family-friendly social event,”  the HUSG committee concluded.


The event will take place on Sunday 4th May, 9am at the foot of Slieve Gullion.
We are aiming to join hands at approximately 11am.

Further information about registration can be found on Facebook
Or twitter account @HUSG2014
Or simply come along on the day itself in plenty of time to register.

The fee for participating in this fun fundraiser is £10 per adult, £5 per child or £30 per family

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