Charity walk from Derry to Crosshaven for cancer fund

Charity walk from Derry to Crosshaven for cancer fund

Redhead300 duo Keith Adair and Fergal Barr who are walking from Derry to Crosshaven.

Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300-mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven this summer.

The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two-week walk. The pair are looking for one more person to join them on their charitable crusade this summer as they aim to raise €5,000 for the national cancer charity.

They will leave Derry on August 5 and conclude their challenge 300 miles later in Crosshaven on August 18, passing through Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Bundoran, Sligo, Boyle, Roscommon, Athlone, Birr, Roscrea, Thurles and Fermoy on the route.

Fergal was a regular attendee at the Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven held in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and with the festival on a hiatus this year he decided to take on his own crazy charitable crusade.

He said, “I’m a big fan of the Irish Red Head Convention - I was a red head myself at one point although most people can’t even imagine me with hair never mind red hair! The convention works hard to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and while it’s on a break this year I thought I would take on some fundraising myself and visit the beautiful Crosshaven once again – but walk there this time instead of driving.”

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