Fitness fanatics urged to sign up for Belfast charity climb
Local businesses, sports clubs and individual teams are being encouraged to step up their game and get involved in a race to the top of River House in central Belfast in aid of charity.
The event is being organised by mac-interiors and Castleforge Partners to raise money to support the work of Caudwell Children. The event takes place from Friday 22nd– Sunday 24th September and will pitch teams against each other in a time trial to race up 235 steps. River House is currently being transformed into 90,000 sq ft of retail and top-end office space on High Street in Belfast.
Since 2000 Caudwell Children has provided family support, equipment, treatment and therapies worth over £39 million to 20,000 children, with over 600 different medical conditions, within the UK and Northern Ireland.
Gearard McGovern, Project Manager at mac-interiors, said: “The mac-interiors ethos is to be a responsible business that contributes to society, whether that be through our local sport sponsorships or charity work. Myself and a few of the Down players have already tackled River House and would encourage local businesses and sports clubs to come along and try to beat our time.
“Caudwell is our charity of the year and they do excellent work in Northern Ireland and across the UK, helping make life a bit easier for families with disabled children. The money raised from this event will help raise vital funds to allow the charity to continue this work.”
Michael Kovacs of Castleforge Partners, said: “Caudwell Children does a fantastic job both in the UK and in Northern Ireland. The charity’s continuous efforts to improve the lives of children and their families is both admirable and commendable. I look forward to supporting the charity and raising the profile of its services in Northern Ireland.”
Davinia Cann, Regional Family Services Coordinator for Caudwell Children in Northern Ireland, said: “For some parents it’s simply a case of sitting down with them and helping them to complete the necessary paperwork to access the statutory support that they need.
“For others it’s helping them to access funding from Caudwell Children along with financial support from other charities and trusts.
“We’re delighted to have the support of mac-interiors and Castleforge Partners to help raise funds that will enable us to continue our work here in Northern Ireland.”
You can register for the event here.