300 take part in HACK for kids’ charity

300 take part in HACK for kids’ charity

25 September 2013

ALMOST 300 dedicated walkers donned their hiking boots for a major hike in the Mournes in aid of a children’s charity.

The walkers were taking part in the Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK) which raised money for the NSPCC.

Building on the previous success of this event, 2013 saw lots of familiar faces take up the challenge once again alongside new HACKers, who were treated to a stunning hike through one of Northern Ireland’s most celebrated areas of natural beauty.

Fionnuala Savage, NSPCC community fundraising manager, congratulated this year’s HACK participants: “We had a fantastic turnout at this year’s HACK. We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part and helped to make this event such a success,” she said.

“There is a great sense of team spirit amongst our volunteers, and it’s a wonderful achievement for everyone who completed the challenging route.

“We were incredibly fortunate on the day to have enjoyed excellent weather, which definitely added to the experience. A great day out was had by all and the sense of accomplishment was huge.

“On behalf of the NSPCC I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our HACK participants for their hard work and dedication to the NSPCC, and for raising vital funds for the charity. We hope to raise £30,000 from this year’s HACK, which will help us to make significant strides for the protection of children across the region.”

Look out for details on the 2014 HACKs on www.nspcc.org.uk/hack.