Left to Right Jo
Campbell, Henk Van Rein, Peter Close,
Tim Rennie and Nicola Connery who will
be taking part in the Four Peaks
STAFF from DOE Environment Heritage in
Lisburn will be climbing the highest peaks in Ireland for
charity at the end of this month.
The team will be taking the 'four peaks
challenge' to raise money for Water Aid, a charity which aims to
bring low cost clean water and sanitation to developing
They will scale the four highest peaks in
Ireland - Carrauntoohil in County Kerry, Mweelrea in County
Mayo, Slieve Donard in County Down and Lugnaquilla in County
A total of 35 people are taking part in the
fundraising event and they are hoping to raise £6,000 for the
"Water Aid is one of our chosen charities for
the year," explained Alison Murdock, EHS Higher Scientific
Officer, "and our head of unit, Dave Foster, came up with the
Four Peaks Challenge idea."
Team member Jo Campbell said she and her
colleagues had been training in the Mournes, climbing two peaks
over two days to replicate what they will be doing at the
Fundraising for the event has been going so
well the party has increased its target from £2000 to £6000.
They are even hoping to beat this amount, thanks to the support
of local people and businesses.
The team would like to thank its corporate
sponsors - RPS Consulting, White Young Green, Mace Superfresh
and Rocwell, who are providing it with water. If you would like
to support the team and donate to a worthy cause, log onto