On November 22nd, Michael Moorcroft (a Competa resident) will walk up the Mount Maroma in memory of his mother to raise funds for the Cudeca Hospice to help continuing their special kind of caring.
Fran Moorcroft was a volunteer for CUDECA a few years ago and sadly died of cancer, herself last year. Her son, Michael lives in Competa and wants to walk up Mount Maroma, the nearest mountain to the village in memory of his Mum. The Mount Mountain is over 2000metres in height and at least 5 hours up and 3 hours down. He is also trying to get some supporters to walk with him. Cindy Jones, a well-known Competa resident also fundraising for CUDECA for more than 12 years already, would like to drive as far up as she can on her quad bike and then walk the last bit taking her CUDECA banner to the top.
In Michael Moorcroft´s words: “My dear mum and dear to her 2 daughters and family in Germany and England, friend to many Fran Moorcroft, sadly passed away last year on her 77th birthday to cancer, a true rock star! My mother was a supporter and active member of the Cudeca Hospice. To continue in her legacy I will be attempting to walk to the 2069m summit of the almighty Mt. Maroma in her honour, a first time challenge for me and I am currently in training aided by Kevin Deavin.”
If you would like to join Michael Moorcroft and help him to the summit they will be meeting at the Tourist Office in Competa at 9am. Then, they will drive over to Fogarate, their starting point. You will need your own transport or organise a car share.
Details of the walk:
Difficulty: medium to hard
Duration: 9 hours to include breaks
Requirements: Walking shoes, poles, packed lunch and water
If you would like to take part or contribute in another way then call or Whatsapp Michael Moorcroft 44 7762 474988 or Cindy Jones 665 15 64 67; you can also stop Kevin in the village or contact Esther Raez with the Communication and Fundraising department of the Cudeca Hospice. All funds raised will go directly to the Cudeca Hospice.
Note: This walk was initially scheduled for April 5th. Due to the state of alarm by COVID19, it had to be postponed to the date now presented.