Trek Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

A series of Information Evenings to introduce our 2018 Trek

Each year Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services embarks upon an overseas fundraising trek. The premise is simple – help us raise some funds though your own initiative (whether that is organising raffles , or car boot sales, or sponsored swims, or even sitting in a bath full of beans…) and in return you get to travel with us to a fascinating part of the world to explore on foot and celebrate the rewards for your hard endeavours!

This year’s trek is going to visit Sicily and the Aeolian Islands off the south coast of Italy. The prospect of this trip has already met with such a high level of interest that we have now organised a number of separate information talks, which you are invited to attend; each talk is the same and will last approximately 1 hr. There will be a presentation by Drew Duggan, Director of Adventure Holidays, the company who has organised this trek on our behalf. Drew will provide details of the daily activities, the route, information about what to expect and what to bring; he is a mine of knowledge and has been to this area before so he will be able to answer any questions you might have.

We have held two talks so far (our thanks to the wonderful Dolce Sicily on Dawson Street for hosting the first of our talks), and we have plans for a third talk.

The talks are also a great way to meet up with other interested trekkers (included some who have been on our overseas treks in the past), so they will give you a flavour of who you might end up with as walking buddies!

If you would like to attend our next talk please send us your details using the form below so we can contact you with all the details:

Thank you!

Trek Information Evening Registration

Sign-up form for one of our three talks using this form. You will receive a confirmation email by return. Thank you.
  • If you have friends, work colleagues or family members who would like to come along to our next talk as well, please indicate the total number of interested people here to help us keep track of numbers. Thank you.


Whether or not you have been to Sicily before, our evening talks provide an entertaining and informative overview about the area. Our tour provider (Drew Duggan from Adventure Holidays) will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about our forthcoming trek; Drew will also provide a short talk to further whet your appetite.

  • Informative talk
  • Discover more about the location
  • Meet other participants
  • Trek tour guide (Drew Duggan) will provide a short overview of our trek and will also be available to answer questions
  • Find out about things you will see, optional things you will be able to do

About our trek

Join us for an unforgettable experience trekking through Sicily and the volcanic islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea – climb Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe – 13th to 2oth October 2018:

Overseas Treks are one of the most exciting and fun ways to get involved in supporting the Hospice. You get to travel to a lovely location, enjoy organised excursions with the support of an expert guide, meet and make new friends, and most important of all – you will help raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services that will ensure we can continue to provide expert care to those who need it most.