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Fota Survival Challenge in aid of the Mercy Cancer Appeal



9 ‘new Recruits’ will arrive at Fota Island Adventure at 12pm on Friday 4th of November for a 48 hour Fota Survival Challenge in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Their expedition will begin with a training session, followed by a 48 hour stint that will see recruits complete a number of challenges including kayaking, hiking, mind games, individual and team games such as archery; as well as sleeping out under the stars! Recruits will be provided with basic food rations to sustain them until 12pm on Sunday 6th of November when their challenge is complete. 

The Mercy Cancer Appeal is used to fund key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers, and in particular The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre.  

Once complete the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre will be a non-clinical state of the art facility which will provide a quiet and safe place for patients and their families to access an increasingly necessary range of services to support those affected both directly and indirectly by a cancer diagnosis.

Best of luck to all the recruits – Hazel Burns, Jamie Harrington, Kelly MacCarthy, Alison Ireland, Sarah Quinlan, Cathal Rasmussen, John Paul Curtain, Dwanye Breen & Anthony O’Beirnes.

Special thanks to Cobh man Ger Burns, a long standing supporter of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, who is the brains behind this fundraiser and Ken and Terry from Fota Adventure. Support the “recruits” taking part and make a donation on iDonate – simply search “Fota” and you’ll find the fundraising page. Or visit

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