Andrew appeals for Limerick's help as he scales peaks for Irish Cancer Society 

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Andrew appeals for Limerick's help as he scales peaks for Irish Cancer Society 

Andrew Nolan is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday April 20 at the An Bonnán Buí, Birdhill

A CHARLEVILLE man is reaching new heights as he plans to climb Europe's highest mountain, all in aid of charity.

Andrew Nolan, a Process Engineer with Analog Devices in Raheen, will climb Mount Elbrus in July in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. 

This will be the second of the ‘seven summits’ that Andrew has climbed. The seven summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.

 Last October, Andrew climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, when he raised over €10,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. 

In order to try to reach this sort of figure again, Andrew is hosting a fundraiser. This will take place on Saturday April 20 at the An Bonnán Buí, Birdhill.

A number of people will be taking part in shave or dye tasks, and jerseys from the Tipperary hurling team, Munster Rugby team and Irish soccer team will be raffled off. 

“I picked the Irish Cancer Society because cancer is the number one biggest killer in Ireland. We all have lost someone to it. I was reading some stats that said that one in two people will suffer from cancer in Ireland by 2020, and that each year 40,000 will be diagnosed with cancer every year, that is terrifying. Irish Cancer Society do amazing work to deal with this,” said Andrew