Over Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, teams and individuals will be gathered at Craigavon Lakes to put their best foot forward for a 24 hour walking challenge. Organised by Hiking for Little Heroes, the mega challenge is aimed to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Fund for Children.
Wilsons Auctions is delighted to support this event as one of the main sponsors. Hiking for Little Heroes is a group made up of friends from across Northern Ireland, who together have been fundraising for the past 18 months. Their fundraising challenges have been inspired by local cancer stories, including young Adam Watson who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2019. It was Adam’s dad who came up with the 24-hour walking challenge. So far, this fantastic initiative has raised over £18,000 for children, young people and families impacted by cancer and has also gathered mass support from the community.
There has been huge interest across Northern Ireland, highlighted by the over 800 participants registered to take part in the event to test their dedication and endurance and to help ensure no child must face cancer alone.
Organiser David Watson said, “We are completely overjoyed by the support we’ve received for this challenge, and we can’t wait to get started on Saturday morning. Wilsons Auctions have been extremely generous with their support, and I can’t thank them enough for their help.”
“Since launching this event we have received an unbelievable number of sign-ups, donations and good wishes from the local community and beyond and we can’t wait to put it all to good use and deliver a great event, a fun weekend and raise some vital funds for such a worthwhile organisation.”
Marketing Manager at Wilsons Auctions, Tori Dixon commented, “We are delighted to be able to support this testing challenge for such a brilliant cause. Good luck to everyone who has signed up and especially to those individuals who plan to complete 24 hours of walking in the one go!”
Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children said, “We are dedicated to supporting children, families and young people impacted by cancer and this simply wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support we receive from groups like Hiking for Little Heroes. Their passion and commitment to fundraising, as well as their ability to create fun and friendship wherever they go is inspiring and makes us so excited for this weekend.”
Across the past 18 months, this group have raised more than £120,000 for children’s cancer charities across Northern Ireland. The group of avid adventurers are also planning to take on Mount Kilimanjaro in January of next year.
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