Adventures and Reflections from Cathy O'Dowd

Adventures & Reflections
from Cathy O'Dowd

Four years ago Darren Tate, a family friend, had a major heart attack while out hiking on Blencathra in Cumbria. He was lucky to survive through the night, until he could be treated the next morning.

Young, fit and active, Darren was completely unaware he had a heart defect. Under the name Hearts of Cumbria, he then set up a campaign to get The Heart Centre at Cumberland Infirmary open 24hrs a day, rather than just from 9am to 5pm.

I’m proud to be supporting his ongoing fundraising efforts through a talk about my 1st Everest expedition, an epic ascent in which a team already weakened by conflict within the group, then climbed into the worst storm in the history of Everest.

Join us! All costs are sponsored. All ticket money goes to the Heart Centre.

  • Date: Monday 23 January
  • Venue: Harraby Community Centre (Edgehill Rd, Carlisle CA1, UK)
  • Time: 19:00, for a 19:30 start
  • Tickets: Adult £10 / Under 16s £5 / 65+ £8
  • To book: Call 01228 544 133 or email

Poster promoting Cathy O'Dowd's Everest presentation to raise funds for the Cumbria Heart Centre.

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