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C’mon the Camino this September!
Karl Henry wants you to make every step count for end-of-life and bereavement care this September by walking the Camino de Santiago in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).
The 2019 IHF Camino takes place from 15th-21st September. This year, participants will be embarking on The Finisterre Camino (118km) – five days of walking through the beautiful coastline and unspoilt landscape of Galicia in Spain. The Finisterre Camino is the only route that begins in the city of Santiago de Compostela and the goal of the journey is the legendary Cape Finisterre, once believed to be the world’s most westerly point.
Speaking at the recent Camino photo call, the fitness expert, radio/ TV broadcaster and author said: “I am delighted to be an ambassador for the IHF’s Camino Challenge this year. Walking the Camino is a wonderful way for anyone to enhance their personal fitness and wellness – and to really enjoy themselves while doing it! Also, just by taking part, you support the great work the IHF does in supporting those facing end of life and bereavement.”
The IHF is the only national charity dedicated to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. 80 people die every day in Ireland and the IHF believes everyone has the right to be cared for and to die with dignity and respect in their care setting of choice. Its mission is to strive for the best end-of-life and bereavement care for all.
Sharon Foley, CEO of the IHF, was among the participants on the 2018 IHF Camino. Speaking today, she said: “By joining us on the IHF Camino, you will be embarking on a personal challenge but through our own efforts, you will also be supporting people nationwide who are facing death and bereavement. Our vision at the IHF is that no one should face these difficult times without the care and support they need.”
“I had such a wonderful experience last year. There was plenty of time for chats and plenty of time for reflection. Everyone is on their own journey for their own reasons -their own challenges and milestones. The Camino welcomes all. I would tell anyone thinking of doing it to sign up now – you won’t regret it.”