Posted 12:16PM on Tuesday 24 June 2014
One of our volunteers, Cecil Taylor, is climbing Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, to raise funds for two charities close to his heart, Positive Futures and AbilityNet.
Cecil climbed the peak last year with a group of friends when he was 69 years old and thought to himself: “I am going to come back and do this when I’m 70”. True to his word, Cecil is currently training with friends and other interested climbers to take on the peak on 8 July 2014.
When he made the final decision to climb the Co. Kerry peak, he wanted to make it worthwhile. Cecil volunteers with the two charities, and so is aiming to raise some much needed money for them both. When asked why he is supporting Positive Futures, Cecil said: “Positive Futures is a fantastic group of people supporting people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition. Many of the people they support would, in the past, have been out of sight. Positive Futures is helping these people to play an active part in our community. It is a very deserving cause”.
Cecil believes very strongly that we can all have a positive impact on other people if we choose to and that it’s never too late to start.
If you would like to show your support to Cecil on this fabulous journey, please do so by sponsoring him on his JustGiving page. Every little really does count!
Good luck to Cecil and everyone else taking part!