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Calry Parish Fundraising Walk for Kindu
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Calry Parish Fundraising Walk for Kindu

Patrick Bamber
Fundraising For CMS Ireland
Latest Update !!

We want to raise funds to develop rural schools in our CMSI link Diocese of Kindu in eastern DR Congo.

€ 1,655.00 Target : € 1,500.00


06 Sep 2021

From 11 fantastic supporters


Total offline donations before 08/06/2022 € 1,075.00

Anonymous € 50.00


Online Donations : € 580.00

Offline Donations : € 1,075.00

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Calry Parish Fundraising Walk for Kindu

Patrick Bamber
Fundraising For CMS Ireland
Latest Update !!

We want to raise funds to develop rural schools in our CMSI link Diocese of Kindu in eastern DR Congo.

Event Details

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising page on
We're taking part in a Sponsored Walk. 
This is to fundraise for our CMS Ireland link diocese of Kindu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The specific project is to redevelop rural schools in the Diocese. Approximately €1500 is the cost of re-roofing a school building and repairing broken-down walls.
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Recent Updates

Thank you to everyone who supported this walk - those who gave lifts, the walkers themselves and everyone who has contributed in any way - whether cash donations that are counted as 'offline giving' or those who have given via this site. It is ALL very much appreciated! Just so you know, the images on this site show what a difference approximately €1500 can make to a school building in Kindu. For that amount it can be re-roofed and repairs made to broken down walls. It would be great to surpass our goal and go someway towards repairing two school buildings.

08 Aug 2021

Day 5 - the Boyle River at Knockvicar.

07 Aug 2021

Lough Mellagh from Knockranny Wood (outside Keadue) on Day 5.

07 Aug 2021

Final Day: with a later start we gathered at Lough Key Forest Park - Archdeacon Isaac, William Moore, Patrick, Damian, Arthur and Verity Shorten. Sadly Carla's ankle wasn't up to her walking today. The Shortens escorted us out of the park before turning for home. Thereafter we followed a pleasant grassy path that winded its way towards Knockvicar, where we had lunch beside the Boyle River watching cabin cruisers glide by. The weather turned as we headed on through boggy fields. The last part of the walk took us into the beautiful Knockranny Woods on the shore of Lough Mellagh. Three rather soggy walkers were collected by Diane Hanna - tired but happy.

06 Aug 2021

Day four: a nice group of five of us assembled at Castlebaldwin this morning in the rain: Michael and Marie Casey, Andrew Taylor, Carla and Patrick. The walk took us up past the donkey santuary and near Carrowkeel crossing bog and then into an amazing hidden valley. At Ballinafad Marie took her leave. The very quiet old road to Boyle was much easier to walk on. Andrew and Carla finished at that point. Michael and Patrick then got as far as the Lough Key Forest Park, which was as beautiful as ever, even in the rain! A great time was had by all.

05 Aug 2021

Day three began in Ballyfarnon. Unfortunately Carla's painful ankle meant she had to stay in Sligo. Pam Scanlon very kindly gave Patrick a lift, so it was a solo run today! It was very wet to start with. The grassy path led to Kilmactranny and after a steep climb on to Highwood. Across fields littered with unusal 'erratics' there was a stunning view of Lough Arrow. The path led past the Labby Rock and through the now deserted Cromleach Lodge. A short break was spent in the company of some Kilmactranny parishioners - Eileen Frazer and Susan Wall. The final stretch to Castlebaldwin across the River Unchin and through fields where there appeared to be some missing sign posts. Brian Donaghy was kindly waiting to provide a lift home to Sligo.

04 Aug 2021

Day two of the walk was just Carla and Patrick. We expected rain but instead had almost constant sunshine. The route was steep, boggy and rather overgrown at points. For several hours we didn't see another person. We ended up taking a slightly different direction and going down Lynch's Mountain into Geevagh where at least one sign was missing. Finally we followed a much gentler grassy path into the village of Ballyfarnon where David Bourke kindly collected us. Unfortunately, on the bog Carla turned her ankle. Hopefully she will be able to continue tomorrow.

03 Aug 2021

Day one of the walk completed. Five of us (Carla, Patrick, Hiroko, William and Alan) set out from Dumshanbo in rather wet conditions this morning. Beautiful scenary overlooking majestic Lough Allen, but the walk was quite tough - over rough terrain and bog. Patrick didn't make the most accurate estimates of time and distance (!) so after 30 km we had had enough and Pippa kindly picked us up.

02 Aug 2021

School roof in Kindu before

29 Jul 2021

New school roof in Kindu after

29 Jul 2021

This is the new roof now.

29 Jul 2021

This is the school in Kindu before fixing the roof.

29 Jul 2021


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