The Gaelic Woodland Project and Wolf Academy join forces in a 30+ hours hiking challenge to raise funds for a new Irish woodland.
The Wolf Academy, founded by brothers Daryl and Cormac Noonan, has organised a challenge of extreme endurance to raise awareness about the state of Ireland’s woodlands, as well as to raise funds for the Gaelic Woodland Project, a registered charity that is working to create a community-powered new native woodland in Ireland.
The Noonan brothers will be joined by Eoghan Connaughton (founder of GWP) and a small team of supporters to
walk the full length of the Wicklow Way (almost 130 kms) with only a few stops for rest.
This epic hike will begin on December 4th at 6 AM in Clonegal, Co. Carlow, and will end around noon on December
5th in Marlay Park, Co. Dublin. There will be 4 checkpoints along the route for a brief rest, where the outside support team will meet the walkers to provide fresh water, changes of clothes and other provisions.
Further communications and logistic support will be provided by the Fairy Council of Ireland, a hub for Irish
ecology and heritage-related projects, of which both Wolf Academy and Gaelic Woodland Project are members.
For the duration of the experience, potential donors will be able to follow the adventure through the GWP’s
Instagram profile by means of stories, updates and pictures taken by the walkers. During the brief rest checkpoints, there’ll be live broadcasts where walkers will share their experiences and encourage viewers to donate to the cause.
A specific GoFundMe fundraiser link will be provided through all social media communications. The aim will be to
reach €5,000 during the whole experience, and the main message to the audience will be to motivate donors by
showcasing the extreme physical effort of the walkers. The objective is to make the audience feel that they too can be a part of this deed for the woodlands – they may not be out there walking, but they can help us by donating a tenner.
If just 500 people donate €10 each, we’ll reach our fundraising objective.
10% of donations will be given to Ian Coughlan who was recently paralysed in a training accident. We feel the call to lend our support to this young man in his GoFundMe
campaign to learn to walk again.