Johnson Controls staff to climb Carrauntoohil to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Staff from Johnson Controls in Cork City are climbing Carrauntoohil this Saturday the 2nd September in aid if Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
The climb was inspired by their colleague, Priscilla Carroll, whose two children were born with the disorder.
Priscilla’s two-year-old son Lucas is battling the disorder while her daughter, Alice, passed away within a few days of birth as she had an aggressive type of Cystic Fibrosis.
John Duggan, is one of 40 staff members taking on the climb. Any donations they receive while fundraising will be matched by Johnson Controls. In addition, for every hour they complete of the climb, they will log through work, where they will receive $10.
“For example, there’s 40 people, the climb will probably take us 13 hours each, that’s $130 straight away. Multiply that by 40, you’re looking at over $5,000 straightaway,” John explained.
Priscilla, her husband Padraig, and their son Lucas live locally in Carrigaline.
Padraig climbed Patrick’s Hill 65 times in April this year in aid of the charity.
The climb took just after 12 hours to complete.
If you would like to donate, you can do so here https://gofund.me/6ef160c8