Wicklow Escape to host ‘Hike for Ukraine’

The Wicklow Escape has announced it will host a restorative charity walk next month to raise funds in support of the people of Ukraine.

Taking place on Sunday, 10 April at 10.30am, there are two hikes available, suitable for all levels. One will head west on the Wicklow Sugar Loaf (2 hours duration) and a second gentler walk will take place through the forest (40 minutes duration).

Both hikes will be fully guided with unlimited spaces available.

Tickets are available now priced at €25 and 100% of the ticket price and any additional donations made will support SOS Children’s Villages in Poland, a charity providing direct help to abandoned children and foster families from Ukraine.

Both hikes will finish at The Wicklow Escape and the ticket price includes tea, coffee, scones and pastries served in the outdoor dining area of the venue.

For those craving a hearty meal, management have said a woodfired lunch will also be available from €15 per person with profits donated to the chosen charity.

“Thousands of Ukrainian orphans have arrived in Poland in recent weeks, and our hearts are being torn apart hearing traumatising accounts from our colleague’s friends who are volunteering at the Polish border and in SOS Children’s Villages in Poland,” said Lisa Wilkinson, founder of The Wicklow Escape.

“The current armed conflict directly affects the most vulnerable – abandoned and orphaned children, whose caregivers left them to fight at the front or to evacuate with their own families.

“Like many others, we felt compelled to do something small to help. We hope this hike in our beautiful back garden in Wicklow will attract other like-minded people just as shocked at the scale of the suffering brought about by this conflict as we are.”

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