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Solicitor’s big climb to raise money for Ghana
Fiona Grace in Ghana

04 Jul 2022 / people Print

Solicitor’s big climb to raise money for Ghana

A trainee solicitor is planning to climb Ireland’s three highest mountains in 24 hours to raise money for areas of Ghana that have been severely affected by COVID-19.

Fiona Grace has just completed PPC2, and has a training contract with Matheson.

She will climb Carrantouhill, Mount Brandon and Cnoc na Peiste in Kerry on 27 August.

Just over ten years ago, she lived in a village called Abee in southern Ghana for seven months, and volunteered in a local primary school.

Rehabilitation programmes

She now plans to return to Ghana in September, and is aiming to raise money for Friends of Ahotokurom, a charity that has established an orphanage, a special-needs school, community centres, a centre for leprosy sufferers, and scholarship programmes to put children through education.

The money raised from the climb will go towards a number of projects – including rehabilitation programmes for prisoners, plumbing and electrical work, medical supplies, a washing machine for the orphanage, and toys for the children.

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