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Sunday 12 January 2014

Making Progress - Happy New Year!

After the Festive Season, we're now back into focusing on the final part of the Camino fundraising in aid of Belvedere Youth Club.

With over €2000.00 raised I am now gearing up for the final push for the remaining €500.00.

Always when facing a challenge it is important to understand why we are doing it! I get great motivation from hearing and seeing the great work carried out by Belvedere Youth Club. See some Photos below.

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Your support is appreciated.

Thanks, Hugh.

Saturday 27 July 2013

Belvedere Youth Club

The social and economic deprivations of Dublin's inner city are well known. Most at risk, because of the high crime levels and endemic culture which result from this deprivation, are young people between the ages of 8 and 20 years of age. The Belvedere Youth Club serves these young people at a most critical and formative period of their lives and responds to their ever changing needs.

The Aims and Objectives of the Youth Club are to encourage all young people in the North Inner City to become members, and organise social, educational and recreational activities for its members, and in turn , benefit the wider community.

Friday 26 July 2013

About The Camino

As a student of Belvedere College S.J. in north inner city Dublin, I am extremely grateful to be educated under the Jesuit ethos centred around being a Man For Others. The school is heavily involved in many Social justice and Outreach programmes, including The Belvedere Youth Club and the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, to name a few.

As I am entering transition year in September, I have been selected to take part in The Camino De Santiago in April 2014. Belvedere Youth Club is funded entirely through voluntary donations from benefactors. To secure the future and continue its work, it depends totally on public goodwill and generosity. The sponsored cross-country cycle has been running for many years now, and has become one of the most important donations for the sustenance of the club.

The trip will last for ten days. Each day, everyone on the pilgrimage will cycle over 50 km. Students & Teachers will stop overnight at selected stops to rest and recuperate. We will continue until we reach the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Funds raised will cover the cost of travel, food and accommodation, however the majority of all donations will be donated directly to Belvedere Youth Club. These will help to maintain the Clubs funding and continue to aid the club in providing for members of The Youth Club.

                                                                                             Thank You

Tuesday 9 July 2013

The Cycle

 Myself, along with all the other partaking Belvedere College Transition Year students will set off on the journey to Santiago de Compostela, in April 2014. The trip will involve 7 days of cycling covering a distance of 400km. The trail goes through forests, across streams,up mountains, across endless flats and through many small towns and villages along the way. The highest point of the cycle reaches 1500m.