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PRAXIS CARE SUPPORTER COMPLETES MARATHON ULSTER WAY TREK

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Graham McCormick (Newtownstewart) in full stride trekking the Ulster Way to Gortin,

Praxis Care supporter Graham McCormick raised over £500, while showing his rare determination and high fitness, in completing a marathon trek of 32 miles and 4100 ft of ascent  in 13 hours, along the western section of the Ulster Way, from Sloughan Glen in Drumquin to Gortin.

Also taking part in the walk with Graham was his cousin’s fiancé Daniel who was raising funds for Arthritis Ireland.

Graham McCormick commented:

We were greeted at the finish-line by our families and friends. It was an absolute pleasure to do this trek for Praxis Care and I hope the sponsorship raised will help assist some of the services they provide to adults and children with learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people with dementia”.

Paul Collins (Assistant Director – Communications) said:

Graham has exceeded his own expectations in completing such a long and difficult trek, which must have been very tough indeed. I congratulate Graham in completing the trek. The example he sets in raising funds for Praxis Care, and his belief in himself, is inspiring for all our supporters as well as for staff and service users”.

Please follow the link below to see a short video of Graham’s trek:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4SOEjl6d7N_aXdHRTJYa2Y1M00/view?pli=1

You can still make a donation to Graham’s appeal via the link below:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Ulsterwaychallenge

Anyone interested in organising their own fundraising event for Praxis Care, should contact us on 028 90 23 4555.

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Notes to Editors

To organise an interview with Graham, or to request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director – Communications 028 90 234 555 / 07918 720554.

Praxis Care is a charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations.

Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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