Declan scales the heights for Dublin hospice

by Rose Barrett
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Declan Gallagher from Raheny will undertake one of his greatest challenges this April when he climbs to Base Camp on Mount Everest. 

It will be an emotional and tough challenge for the Dublin man who is happy to undertake the climb, in order to raise money for St Francis Hospice which tenderly cared for his late father in 2021. 

“In July 2021, my father Tosh Gallagher sadly passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer” said Declan. 

“During that time, I saw first-hand the incredible service that St Francis Hospital offers to its patients but also the compassion and understanding it extends to the patient’s families. 

“My father received the very best of care there from all the staff and we will be eternally grateful to them.” 

He continued: “After spending time to grieve and reflect, I now feel compelled to do something in his honour and to help the community which was what he was passionate about.” 

Along with a great bunch of people from the Metro Bootcamp, Declan decided to complete the trek up to Base Camp, Mount Everest. 

“I have set up a GoFundMe page in the hope of raising some much-needed funds for the wonderful services of St Francis Hospice.” 

The Everest Base Camp trek is a 160km round trip which will take 12 days, eight days to get there and another four to get back down. 

“Everest Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364m. I am under no illusion that this will be an extremely tough expedition both physically and mentally along with a few risks but I am determined to give it my best shot!” concluded Declan. 

“Any amount that you can donate would be hugely appreciated and would support a very worthy cause. Thanks in advance for your generosity.” 

Declan has so far raised well over €2,000 of his €7,500 target. Donations please to

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