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Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge 9th – 20th February
Each year, thousands of visitors to Tanzania attempt to fulfil their lofty ambitions by climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and one of the planet’s coveted Seven Summits. Although there is much working in their favour – a mild climate, easily accessible slopes and an abundance of porters and guides, and no need for technical climbing abilities – many don’t make it to the top. On 9th February, 72 year-old Irishman Tom O’Sullivan will attempt to scale the 5,895 meter mountain in aid of NCBI. Tom will be taking part in this challenge with the assistance of the highly experienced charity tour operator group, Charity Challenge, who carry an overall success rate of 96 per cent for all their climbers. Our best wishes are with Tom as he takes on this tremendous challenge for NCBI next month.
Blazing Bikers: 32 County Challenge 29th April – 2nd May
The Blazing Bikers: 32 County Challenge will be taking place this year over the May bank holiday weekend. Bikers will cover a total distance of 1000km over all 32 counties in Ireland. For more information on this event please go to www.blazingbikers.com or contact NCBI on Locall 1850 33 43 53.
Women’s Mini Marathon 6th June
Financial support from the Education and Culture DG of the European Commission will make it possible for Blind and partially sighted adults to learn new languages taking part on Bank Holiday Monday, June 7th, 2010.
To become involved and receive a sponsorship pack call JP or Paddy in our fundraising team or email email@example.com
Cycling – Austrian Masters World Cup 20th – 27th August
The Austrian Masters World Cup is held at St. Johann in Tirol every year during the last week of August. It is an open competition divided into age categories from Junior Level up to 80 plus. In association with the St. Johann Tourist Office, NCBI will be providing a very special week of cycling for our supporters around this event.
The Tirol Cycling Association has agreed that not only are the “hard core” cyclists at NCBI able to enter individually for our chosen distance time trials, they will keep the circuit and marshalling in place for one extra day so that we can have our own private race and time trials (including tandem cyclists). This is a great chance to be part of a marvellous event and to meet and socialise with cyclists from all over Europe. There will also be daily cycling excursions built around the main event to enable cyclists at all levels to fully enjoy the beautiful Austrian countryside.
Tyrolean Trek 20th – 27th August
Our friends in the St. Johann Tourist Office will also be helping to provide us with a week of fantastic walking in the Tirol, combining spectacular countryside during the day with world famous and welcoming hospitality in the evenings. By combining our trip with the cyclists in August we are assured the very best accommodation available at extremely favourable rates to make sure that as well as ensuring our trekkers are very well looked after, we can get the best value for money for NCBI and its users and supporters. Indeed, the combination of our walkers and cyclists should make for a fantastic week of entertainment and a chance to catch up with some old friends.
ING New York City Marathon 6th November 2011
Now in its fortieth year the New York City Marathon continues to grow in size and to be the leader among marathons around the world. This year do something special and take part in the world’s most popular marathon whilst raising vital funds for NCBI. This is sure to be an experience of a life time. Please call JP in our fundraising team on 01 8821970 today for more information.
Escambray Encounter 18th November – 27th November 2011
NCBI is delighted to announce that it will be having a trip to Cuba in November. Starting in the vibrant capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Havana, trekkers will take in the beautiful countryside that Cuba has to offer including passing farms, coffee plantations and fruit plantations. The terrain is undulating, and in parts tough going, but with amazing views and tropical waterfalls to bathe in, it is well worth the effort. Trekkers will also visit the city of Santa Clara, famed for the final battle of the Cuban Revolution, the Sierra del Escambray and finally the beautiful city of Trinidad. Please call JP in our fundraising team today for more information. An exciting, once-in-a-lifetime trip awaits!!!
For more information on any of these events please contact JP of our fundraising team on 1850 33 43 53 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Cycle from Strabane to Donegal Town
NCBI would like to extend sincere thanks to all cyclists who took part in ‘The Sports Centre Strabane to Donegal Town Cycle’ prior to the New Year. A total of €1608 was raised on the day. Organiser of this event and chairman of the sports centre Brendan Patton is already planning another charity cycle for NCBI to take place in the coming months.