A Camino group, who walked 120km over 5 days in July of this year, from Tui to Santiago have been congratulated and thanked by Southern Area Hospice Services after the group raised an amazing total of £47,970 for Hospice Services.
The ‘fantastic’ group was made up of 12 participants from across the Southern Trust Area who took on the challenge and raised such an outstanding amount.
Louise Lynch from Armagh took part and said: “The Camino trip with Southern Area Hospice, was one of the best experiences of my life. I always wanted to do the Camino and having the additional drive to fundraise for Hospice gave the trip an extra element and it pushed me on every step each day.
“Not only did I gain perspective and positivity from completing the challenge on a personal level, but I was constantly uplifted by the amazing group I travelled with and from the support from Sarah in the Hospice in terms of fundraising ideas and queries. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish the memories of.”
Sarah O’Hare Fundraising officer said: “Our Hospice provides an invaluable range of services to local people completely free of charge but in order to do this we need to raise £3.6 million this year. That is why fundraisers like our Camino de Santiago are so important to us and I would encourage anyone thinking of taking part next year to get in touch.”
If you would like information on next year’s Sarria to Santiago Camino which will take place in May and July, please Contact Sarah in the Hospice fundraising department