85 Signal Squadron take part in two day
challenge to the Mournes
Steen Wilson and Simon Wilson with
Catherine Murnin from the Child Brain
Injury Trust at the Mourne Walk
A GROUP of local people has taken part in a
two-day challenge, trekking the Mournes to raise funds for the
Child Brain Injury Trust.
Scotty Robertson, Steen Wilson and Simon
Wilson, who are all members of 85 Signal Squadron, based at
Thiepval Barracks, took part in the event to raise funds for
children with acquired brain injury, a life-changing and lasting
challenge for those affected.
The event saw people from across the country
gather together to take on the challenging trek, which raised
£5,200 with money still to be collected.
85 Signal Squadron are new to the Lisburn
area, and Scotty Robertson said they would be more than willing
to help any local people undertaking any similar challenges. He
said: "85 Signal Squadron are on the doorstep of Lisburn and if
one ever needs help with something like this,
don't hesitate to come up and ask us. We are new to Lisburn and
we want to try to get everyone in Lisburn to know we are there."
The event involved 54 walkers led by three
groups of families with children with Acquired Brain Injury.
Catherine Murnin of the Child Brain Injury Trust said: "Acquired
Brain Injury is children who are born normally and then either a
road accident, a fall or illness means their brain is damaged.
They can look normal but have problems with their learning,
memory, behaviour or making friends.
"We are trying to raise awareness about the
impact of Acquired Brain Injury on the children and their fam-
Speaking about the trek Scotty said, "This
was the first I had heard of the Child Brain Injury Trust, but I
alot about them. I didn't know that the
children could look normal and have adverse behavioural problems
with their injuries.
"I would definitely do this again, we are
hoping to get the whole squadron involved in it if we do it
Scotty continued: "I've done a bit of
mountaineering before in Spain and the Pyrenees, but I loved the
trek in the Mournes. There was a real sense of achievement when
we finished the trek. The atmosphere in the group was fantastic
and I would encourage anyone to do it, especially if it is for a
Anyone who would like any further information
on the Child Brain Injury Trust can contact Catherine Murnin at
email@example.com or visit the website at www.cibit.org.