Report from Cork IPSC Fundraising Hill Walk
On a very sunny day, Sunday 15th of April, a sponsored hill walk took place in the Galtee Mountains in order to raise funds for the Cork Branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) in order to hold events to raise awareness of the illegal occupation of Palestine and highlight the ongoing struggles Palestinians face. Over €1000 was collected thanks to this cool operation.
Over thirty people attended the walk alongside our two guides from Cork Rebel Hill Walking Group. Big thanks to James and Woz for getting safely up the mountain. People from Poland, Spain, Italy, Palestine, France, England and off course Ireland joined us to support the Palestinian struggle.
The first part of the walk was for everybody. There was no need for good equipment or good physical condition. It was a great opportunity for each of us to chat together about Palestine and get to know each other.
The group then divided in two: thirteen walkers who were determined to climb to the peak of Galtee Mor (919 metres) and the rest of the group walked back leaving us with a Palestinian flag.
We reached the top after 45 more minutes of climbing and took several group pictures beside our Palestinian flag and with proud and smiling faces!
The IPSC would like to thank again everybody who participated in the event.
Words and images: Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign – Cork Branch