Michael, 17, To Climb Kilimanjaro

Nenagh VEC student Michael O’Connor, 17, is running a poker night in The Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon, on Friday. January 20 as part of his fundraising effort to climb Kilimanjaro this July in aid of North Tipperary Hospice Movement, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and a local charity in Tanzania.

Nenagh VEC student Michael O’Connor, 17, is running a poker night in The Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon, on Friday. January 20 as part of his fundraising effort to climb Kilimanjaro this July in aid of North Tipperary Hospice Movement, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and a local charity in Tanzania.

Michael needs to raise E2,500 to take part in the trip for the three charities, which he described as “close to his heart”.

The fifth-year student from Ballycommon revealed that he will spend almost seven days climbing Africa’s highest peak, and a further two days coming down, before spending some time then in an orphanage in Tanzania. He thanked O’Mahony Printers for the help they have given him with his literature for the climb and for his poker night, which starts at 9pm.