Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

Climb Slieve Donard

Cancer Fund for Children

Cancer Fund for Children

Cost: Registration: £30pp | Sponsorship: £100pp
Join Cancer Fund for Children this May to conquer Slieve Donard, NI's highest peak, and help us ensure no child has to face cancer alone.

Climb Slieve Donard is back! Are you ready to take on Northern Ireland’s highest peak?

•    When: Sunday 29th May 2022
•    Where: Registration at Shimna Integrated College @ 9.00am
•    Cost: Registration £30pp / €35pp | Sponsorship £100pp / €120pp
•    Minimum Age: Anyone 12 years and older can join us, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 18+.
•    Sign Up: Register today via

Having missed out on the last 2 years due to covid, we are thrilled to welcome back our annual Climb Slieve Donard event on Sunday 29th May 2022! This will be our 10th in-person Slieve Donard challenge and we want you to help us celebrate it in style in support of children and families all over Ireland impacted by cancer. Those boots were made for walking, so it’s time to get your colleagues, family, and friends together and put your best foot forward to ensure no child has to face cancer alone!

Every month another 30 families across Ireland are told the devastating news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is a life changing and challenging experience and places extreme pressures on the whole family. Every mile you conquer and every pound you raise will make sure we can be there to help families during one of the most difficult times in their lives and we can continue providing them with a safe and supportive environment at Daisy Lodge - our therapeutic short break centre in Newcastle, Co. Down.

Setting off from our registration point at Shimna Integrated College at 9.45am, you will walk for approximately 5.8 miles in total, climbing to 2,550ft, and taking in the spectacular Mourne views around you. On a clear day, you will see as far as Scrabo Tower, the Wicklow Mountains, and Isle of Man! Upon arrival back to Shimna Integrated College, you can sit back, relax, and celebrate your amazing achievement at our celebratory BBQ.

We are asking each amazing walker to raise a minimum of £100 / €120 for the challenge to help us support families impacted by cancer when they need us the most. Once registered, our team will be here every step of the way to help you achieve this and have the best fundraising experience possible!

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and join us for a climb not to forget!

** Please note this event is classed as a medium difficulty challenge. You will walk consistently uphill for 2.9 miles through first the forest, and then up the rocky mountain path. It will take an average of 4-5 hours to complete, and we ask ALL participants to wear walking boots for your own safety and in line with health and safety procedures. Dogs unfortunately are not allowed to join. We love your pooches, but with us taking so many people up Slieve Donard at the one time, it is for our participants safety and those of other walkers!

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Men
  • Sport/recreation
  • Women
  • Young people

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Shimna Integrated College
5a King Street
BT33 0HD
United Kingdom

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Cancer Fund for Children

Portside Business Park, Curlew Pavilion

189 Airport Road West

Belfast, Co. Antrim


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Cancer treatment is frightening, challenging, and isolating and can devastate families emotionally, physically, and financially.

For a diagnosed child, months of gruelling treatment and its side effects can impact their mental health, their education, and their friendships. This is also an extremely worrying time for siblings who can feel like the forgotten child as their parents focus their attention on their sick sibling.

For many parents struggling to care for a child with cancer, whilst working and maintaining a family routine, a childhood cancer diagnosis can place an enormous strain on their relationships and their finances. Children who are struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis life becomes full of fear and uncertainty, whilst their parents worry about how to talk to their children about cancer.

At Cancer Fund for Children, we understand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment have on the whole family, and that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt. Our aim is to empower, connect and strengthen families, so they feel equipped to deal with whatever cancer throws at them.

Cancer Fund for Children is also here to help bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child or parent to cancer.

With our amazing supporters by our side, we will ensure that children and young people don’t have to face cancer alone.