20 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Last Saturday 14th September, all roads and paths led to Knockatallon for the second annual Challenge 21 event in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre North East. The concept of the challenge was to sign up and ask 21 people to sponsor you €21 to walk 21 kilometres.

However, many of the participants came up with novel ideas to fundraise for their challenge this year, such as hosting a bake sale, a table quiz, card games, a car wash, online raffles or using online platforms such as Go Fund Me etc.

The Down Syndrome Centre North East (DSCNE) provides a family centred, multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of essential services, support and information to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families in Counties Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath.

The proceeds from this event will be allocated towards the running costs of DSCNE, located in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, which are in excess of €150,000 per year. Upon arrival to the Sliabh Beagh Hotel, Knockatallon, participants were offered a buffet breakfast, kindly sponsored by the awardwinning Larmer ’s Butchers, Newbliss and Monaghan Sports Partnership to set them up for the trek ahead. Warm ups were…

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