David to embark on Albanian Alps trek

Francis House Chief Executive David Ireland is pulling on his boots for Trek 4 to Albania.

Gill Bevin, Francis House director of care, David Ireland Francis House CEO and Judith Ireland on a past trek to Iceland

Gill Bevin, Francis House director of care, David Ireland Francis House CEO and Judith Ireland are set to trek Albania.

The unspoilt wilderness of Albania and inspiring scenery of Valbona National park awaits adventurous trekkers for the fourth overseas challenge organised by Francis House.

Among the trekkers already signed up are eight enthusiastic hikers, like David, who are all from the Oldham area. The trek to the ‘Accursed Mountains of Albania’ takes place this September.

With the April 12th deadline to register fast approaching, training walks for the five days of adventurous trekking are taking place including this summer’s Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge.

“Francis House is all about helping people live life to the full regardless of ability. The Francis House trek has proved that people of all ages can achieve great things both for their own health and for Francis House. Everyone who has walked with us in the past has been appreciative of the team spirit and mutual support."

David Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, Francis House

The challenging trip of nine bespoke days from 6th – 14th September is set to be a unique experience. Fundraiser Rachel Astill is keen to hear from anyone who is looking for a memorable and rewarding adventure to get in touch.

Find out more and register today
Albania lake

The unspoilt wilderness of Albania awaits.

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