Moonlight Walk raises cash for Rape Crisis NE

FIFTY locals raised e1,500 for Rape Crisis North East (RCNE) after they trekked from Ravensdale to Carlingford on a Moonlight Walk on Friday, October 7.

FIFTY locals raised e1,500 for Rape Crisis North East (RCNE) after they trekked from Ravensdale to Carlingford on a Moonlight Walk on Friday, October 7.

The group was led by Michael O’Driscoll and his team of qualified and trained guides from the Wee Binnian’s Walking Club and the CROW’S Walking Club.

RCNE Manager Grace McArdle said: ‘It was a fantastic night with a great atmosphere. Thank you very much to everyone who came along and to all the wonderful volunteers who gave up their Friday night to help us.”

RCNE praised Michael O’Driscoll for helping to coordinate the fundraising event and for safely leading the walkers from the Lumper’s to Carlingford Village.

“We would also like to thank the guides from both the Wee Binnian’s and CROW’S walking club for making the occasion a fun and enjoyable event.”

She added: “Our sincere thanks to Jock McArdle, Outdoor Exchange for his assistance in recruiting people to participate in the walk; John Lamb, the Lumper’s for allowing us to use his premises for registration and Seamus Keenan, Anchor Tours for providing a free bus transporting the walkers from Carlingford to the Lumper’s.

“We would also like to say a special thank you to the participants who walked through the scenic hills of Ravensdale to Carlingford raising much needed funds for our service. They truly made the Moonlight Walk a memorable and unforgettable experience.”