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Dawson Stelfox encourages people to take part in Christian Aid walk

Dawson Stelfox is encouraging people to organise walks to support Christian Aid
Connla Young

THE first Irishman to conquer Mount Everest is urging people to take part in a series of sponsored strolls to help tackle world poverty.

Dawson Stelfox swapped the Himalayas for Belfast's Cave Hill to launch Christian Aid Ireland's Big Walk 2020.

“I'm proud to be involved in an initiative that combines healthy outdoor exercise with raising money for a good cause, especially as Christian Aid is responding to the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis in more than 20 of the world's poorest countries,” he said.

Christian Aid Ireland's chief executive, Rosamond Bennett, urged the public to play their part, saying that “by getting involved you will help us bring hope to the world's poorest people”.

The charity is urging groups of walkers to choose their own date and route during September and October.

To find out more and register see www.caid.ie/BigWalk.

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