Go on the Camino and Support End-Of-Life Care for Irish Hospice Foundation

by Gazette Reporter

Martin King, a much-loved star of TV, radio and weather forecasting face on TV wants people to make every step count for end-of-life care this October by walking the Camino to raise vital funds for the work of Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). 

This year marks the first IHF Camino walk in three years following two years of Covid restrictions, making this one especially exciting and eagerly anticipated!

When: 30th September to 7th October (Fri to Fri)
Where: Valença do Minho, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
What: 5 Walking Days 105km in total

This route spans the final stages of the beautiful Portuguese Camino. It will be an unforgettable week for those that take up the challenge. Providing a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the history, culture and stunning landscapes of the beautiful towns along the route. Walkers come alone or with friends and family and some take on the challenge in memory of a loved one.  We welcome everyone to join us on this unique journey and share the goal of walking 105km to reach the magnificent Santiago de Compostela.  We will look after you, your luggage, flights, accommodation and meals so you can focus on the walking!


Martin King launching the Camino Walk fundraiser for IHF, with Helen McVeigh – Director of Fundraising, IHF

By stepping out on the Camino, supporters will take on a personal challenge but will also be supporting people nationwide who are facing death or bereavement. We thank everyone that makes our work, as Ireland’s only charity dedicated to dying, death and bereavement, possible.     

At the launch of IHF’s Camino for 2022 at St. Stephen’s Green, Martin King said “Death and bereavement hits every town across the country.  End-of-life care helps people live their last days with dignity and supports their loved ones during those very challenging times so I’m delighted to support Irish Hospice Foundation for the launch of their Camino walk this year.” 

Helen McVeigh, Director of Fundraising at IHF, speaking at today’s launch said: “By joining IHF on the Camino this year, you will be embarking on a personal challenge but you will also be supporting people across the country who are facing death and bereavement. It is IHF’s vision that no one should face these difficult times without the care and support they need. This is your chance to make every step matter for end-of-life and bereavement care for people across Ireland.” 

For more details, please see www.hospicefoundation.ie/camino

PHOTO – PAUL SHERWOOD

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