Roscommon native, John Hunt, alongside his daughter, Annie and colleague, Frank Barry will climb Mount Brandon, the second-highest mountain in Ireland, on Wednesday next (April 6th) to raise money for the people of Ukraine.
The online fundraiser ‘Hike for Ukraine’ in conjunction with Concern has already raised €1,200 so far.
As Concern already have a team on the ground in Ukraine, the donations are going to the immediate humanitarian needs of people affected by the crisis, who are vulnerable, frightened and uncertain about what the immediate future holds.
An avid hiker and having formerly worked in the Air Traffic Control centre in Shannon Airport, John is no stranger to the dizzy height of 952 metres (3,123 feet) Mount Brandon, in Co. Kerry.
Joining him on the day will be current and retired Air Traffic Controllers from Shannon including his colleague Frank Barry and John’s daughter Annie, who will be joined by her colleagues from An Garda Síochána in the Laois/Offaly Division.
The hike is expected to take five to six hours and on a clear day the scenery is magnificent, with spectacular views of the Dingle Peninsula. Any donations big or small are welcome for this worthy cause on https://fundraise.concern.net/t/hikeforukraine.