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IFGB co Chair Basil Geoghegan planted the Forgotten Irish Flag at the Everest Summit in the early hours of Thursday 19th of May and in doing so has smashed his £100,000 target and has raised over £110,000 so far. The money raised will be given to organisations that support survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland, who now live in the UK. If you would like to donate please click here
The former victims of industrial schools “were not forced out just by economic reasons, they were survivors of institutional abuse”, he says. “They have got their own Everest to climb every day and that was one that was thrust upon them, not one for which they opted.”
Basil Geoghegan - The Irish Times - 11th May 2011
Huge congratulations to Basil from everyone at The IFGB.
Have a look at the video below of Basil's interview at base camp.