A sponsored Hike for the Ugandan Child and Family Health through Grandmothers programme took place on Saturday 20th July.
The route was a 9.3 km loop in the Dublin Mountains to a high point known as Fairy Castle – part of the Wicklow Way.
Thirty walkers set off on a fine fresh afternoon under the guidance of trail leaders Matt Bowden and Gabby Duffy for a three- hour trek. The hike took us through beautiful natural forest and hillside with clear views overlooking Dublin city, the Irish sea and as far as the Northern Counties. The event was fun, sociable and was greatly enjoyed by the walkers of all age groups – from 8 months to active retirees! The hike generated great publicity and financial support for the Ugandan Grandmothers programme, bringing the total funds raised closer to the target.
The walk was well supported by TU Dublin Grangegorman colleagues – both present and retired – including The President David FitzPatrick, Ita Coghlan, Anne Marie Fidgeon, Anne Fitzpatrick, Brian Gormley and Kevin O Rourke.
I am extremely grateful for the level of support received from my colleagues for the project
More information on the project and how to donate at https://www.gofundme.com/grandmothers-programme: