Tea and mince pies in the parlour as charity walk ends

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 By Brian Pelan

The #hikeforhopeni five-day walk from Derry to Belfast ended yesterday with a reception in the Lord Mayor’s parlour at Belfast City Hall yesterday.

The walk, which started last Thursday, December 17,  from the Guildhall in Derry, raised money for a number of local charities.

The Hike4HopeNI sponsored walk was conceived by Ulster University professors, Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences, and Paddy Gray, Professor of Housing. They wanted to highlight the links between mental illness and homelessness, to raise money for charity and to spread the message that “it’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.

To sponsor the walk go to www.hike4hopeni.com

Images: Brian Pelan

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Professor Siobhan O’Neill and Professor Paddy Gray

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The #hike4hopeni team in Donegall Place, Belfast, yesterday

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The #hike4hopeni team in Belfast City Hall yesterday

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Siobhan and Paddy with Santa at Belfast City Hall yesterday

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Brian and Siobhan in the Lord Mayor’s parlour at Belfast City Hall

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Professor Siobhan O’Neill

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