Sister Act help Marie Curie

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Ballycastle sisters Marie and Briege Hamilton, along with their mum Roisin, plan to take to the heights of Slieve Donard this Saturday.

No strangers to fundraising on behalf on Marie Curie Cancer Care, Marie, aged 14 has been busy organising a team and collecting sponsors while her older sister Briege is travelling in Australia.

Briege who is Deputy Chair of the Moyle Fundraising Group said: “I have continued to support Marie Curie over the years because of all the fantastic people I have met on the challenges, and the more I have learnt about the work the Nurses do.

“I joined the Moyle Fundraising Group in 2010 and have since completed ten or so events.

“I didn’t think I would be able to participate this year as I am in Australia, but Marie contacted me to say she had put my name down!

“Taking part will make for a great homecoming! And I have even convinced three Aussies to get involved also.”

A keen baker, Marie spent the majority of her Easter holidays selling her handmade cupcakes to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, with an impressive £150 already collected.

Participants involved in the Slieve to Slieve Mountain Challenge will start off from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, and have the option to compete against other teams by registering a team of five for the ‘Timed Option’. Participants wishing to join us as a personal challenge are very welcome to choose the ‘Not Timed’ alternative.