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FANCY taking on a challenge in aid of a good cause?

Three local charities are urging people to sign up for their upcoming fundraising events.

THE MS Society Northern Ireland is looking for daredevils to abseil down the Europa Hotel, Belfast on May 27.

Participants must agree to raise a minimum sponsorship of £65.

The MS Society Northern Ireland provides vital support and services to people living with MS here in Northern Ireland and their families.

For further information log on to or call Samantha Creighton on 028 9080 2802.

Meanwhile, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is appealing for participants to take to the skies, and skydive in aid of Action on Hearing Loss.

Skydiving with Action on Hearing Loss is an all year round venture, and you can take part at any time of the year. If you decide to take part, you will skydive from a height of 13,000ft, seeing the Northern Irish scenery like you never have before. You will be fully trained and harnessed to an instructor for this tandem leap jump.

Action on Hearing Loss is the largest charity working on hearing loss and hearing health, providing a range of quality services across Northern Ireland to the 300,000 people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people with tinnitus.

For more information log on to www.actiononhearingloss/niskydive or telephone 028 9023 9619.

And, following the success of last year’s Midnight Walk, Northern Ireland Hospice is once again calling on the Northern Ireland public to join them on Friday, May 25 for their Midnight Walk for Hospice.

The Midnight Walk is a five mile event, which will kick off at 10pm from Custom House Square with an hour of entertainment from U105’s Roadshow. At 11pm walkers will set off on the 5 mile circular walk of Belfast, taking in some of the city’s best known landmarks, including the City Hall and Queen’s University.

Registration for the event costs £20. This will entitle you to a goodie bag on the night and will cover the costs associated with organising the event. The Hospice is then asking walkers to try and raise a further £80 in walk sponsorship to help raise £50,000 to care for patients and their families who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness in Northern Ireland. Every pound raised from the event will really make a difference to local people.

To secure your place on the Midnight Walk, contact the events team on 028 9077 7123 or visit