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HACK is back!

Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

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Climb 850m of Northern Ireland’s highest peak, Slieve Donard, and help raise vital funds for children

Play your part this year by getting involved in HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) on Sunday 24 September 2023

Boasting views as far as the Isle of Man and Scotland, HACK 2023 is set to be a fantastic, challenging and rewarding day. You can even join us afterwards for a complimentary burger or hotdog at O'Hares Bar & Lounge, Donard Car Park. 

Every step helps young people across Northern Ireland - your £100 could pay for us to answer 20 calls to the NSPCC Helpline. 

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What you'll get from us

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1. NSPCC t-shirt

For you to wear with pride throughout your training and on the day itself.

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2. Fundraising pack

Filled with ideas to get your fundraising off to a great start.

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3. Support

From our expert trainers, Full Potential, including a tailored training plan just for you!

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Registration is £30 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £70 to support our work.

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Lidl Northern Ireland are proud to be the official sponsor of HACK 2023

Since our partnership began in 2017, Lidl Northern Ireland have provided more than £850,000 to support our work with children across Northern Ireland, and are committing to a new fundraising target of over £1.1 million by 2024.

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Gordon Cruikshanks, Lidl Northern Ireland Sales Operations Director, says:

“It’s with great pleasure that Lidl Northern Ireland have committed to sponsor the 2023 NSPCC HACK event and we look forward to getting involved and taking part.

"As a family retailer, we're deeply committed to supporting our communities, and our partnership with NSPCC Northern Ireland plays a central role in that commitment, in line with our wider corporate social responsibility objectives.”