Coillte’s Ravensdale and Carlingford forests will be two of the venues that will hostpart of the TRAILTREKKER team challenge on September 10 and 11.
The challenge will involve teams of four people taking on a route, of either 50km or 100km across the Mourne Mountains to the Cooley Peninsula and into Carlingford in aid of Oxfam Ireland.
The Irish event is one of 15 Oxfam challenge walks worldwide. The funds raised by the participating teams will help change the lives of many poor families and communities for the better.
Coillte Forest Manager, Dermot Cantwell said: “Coillte are delighted to be welcoming TRAILTREKKER to Ravensdale and Carlingford.
“We are looking forward to a successful event that will raise much needed funds for the great work carried out by Oxfam Ireland in improving the lives of people around the world and we wish everyone taking part the best of luck.”
Members of the public are welcome to attend to support the teams, and TRAILTREKKER are also inviting volunteers to help out with the event in anyway they can.
According to Oxfam, TrailTrekker is a “challenging and fun way to raise money for charities around the world”. The money raised helps peoople in poverty to live better lives.
One year since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, Oxfam’s livelihoods programmes are providing support to over 1.2 million people.
The money is spent on emergency, development and campaigning work. It is also used on support and governance, and is invested to generate future income.
For more information about the event visit www.oxfamireland.org/trailtrekker. Coillte is a commercial company operating in forestry, land-based businesses, renewable energy and panel products.
Its core purpose is to enrich lives locally, nationally and globally through innovative management of natural resources.
Coillte employs approx 1,100 people and owns over 445,000 hectares of land, about 7 per cent of the land cover in Ireland.
From certified forestry and forestry products to world class recreation and renewable energy, Coillte manages its forests in a sustainable way.Websites: www.coillte.ie and www.coillteoutdoors.ie.