MANY people would baulk at the thought of having to climb Cuilcagh Mountain every day but this is exactly what Michael Kerr is doing throughout all of November to raise money for three local charities.

The Enniskillen Rangers football Manager decided to take on the Stairway to Heaven for 30 days as part of a fundraising effort for Action Mental Health New Horizons, Enniskillen; Shane Mulholland Foundation, and the Enniskillen Foodbank.

So far, his efforts are proving fruitful, as after 10 days of the 15km walk, he has raised almost £4,000.

“I always wanted to do something for charity and I wanted to so something different and living up in Cuilcagh, the mountain is right over beside me,” explained Michael. “I said, ‘Look, I’ll give it a go’.”

Michael was keen to help support the local charities, determined to keep walking with every step helping them.

When all is finished on November 30, Michael will have trekked 450km. He admits the daily trek of 15km is not easy, but with friends and family coming out to support him every day, he is thankful for the support.

With a third of the challenge complete, Michael believes these next 10 days will be the toughest, but he is taking it a day at a time.

And despite it being both mentally and physically challenging, he is thoroughly enjoying it.

“Once you have it done, you feel better for it physically and mentally, and more recharged.

“I’m definitely happy that I have done it. I know it’s tough, but it is rewarding for me and the charities,” added Michael.

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