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Moy Park raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

31 Dec 2000
Moy Park raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 7th September, the Moy Park Executive Team, including Nigel Dunlop (MD / CEO), Janet McCollum (Group Finance & IT Director), Alan Gibson (Agri & Fresh Poultry Director), Mike Mullan (HR & Business Improvement Director), Keith Irvine (Supply Chain Director) and Richard Macdonald (Non-Executive Director) began an intense challenge to scale 4 mountains in 3 days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Moy Parks nominated charity. The challenge began at Carrauntoohil, Country Kerry, Ireland's highest peak standing at 1,038 metres / 3,406ft. After a massive 5½ hour climb the group reached the peak which is topped by a large metal cross. Following a short rest to enjoy the bright day, they descended Carrauntoohil and hit the road for Galway. On Saturday, after a short drive to County Mayo, the team tackled Mweelrea (814 metres / 2,670 feet), the highest point in Connacht and amongst the highest mountains in Ireland. Following another epic climb, the group reached the pinnacle of a very wet, windy and misty Mweelrea. After this, the weary crew took to the long road to spend the night in Newcastle, Co. Down, arriving late into the night. 2 mountains down, 2 more to go! At 6am on the Sunday morning, our mountaineers began to climb Slieve Donard and once again did an amazing job at scaling Northern Ireland's highest mountain (850 m / 2,789 ft). By around 10am, the team was on the move again for the final time, heading for Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow. At 925-metre / 3,035 ft high, 'Lug' is the highest peak in the province of Leinster, and one of the highest peaks in Ireland. It was here the successful team finally conquered the 4 Peaks Challenge!! The team returned to Moy Park today (Tuesday, 11th September) and Nigel Dunlop said of the experience "It was a fantastic challenge and a great chance to get the team together in a totally different environment and all for a great cause - Macmillan Cancer Support. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people and are delighted that we are on course to raise close to £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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