Bar­ret­stown launches the St Kevin’s Way 25k Chal­lenge

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN’S char­ity Bar­ret­stown will host a brand new fundraiser in Wick­low later this year with the aim of rais­ing €50,000.

The in­au­gu­ral St Kevin’s Way 25km Chal­lenge will take place on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 6, and see walk­ers fol­low in the foot­steps of St Kevin through the scenic Wick­low hills to the monas­tic ru­ins in Glen­dalough.

Dee Ahearn, CEO of Bar­ret­stown, said the char­ity is ex­cited to be launch­ing a new fundraiser in its 25th an­niver­sary year.

‘Ac­tive events like the St Kevin’s Way 25km Chal­lenge are al­ways pop­u­lar among our sup­port­ers; child­hood stops for se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and what bet­ter way to help us press play than to get out­doors and have some fun your­self!’ she said.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the walk is now open on­line and par­tic­i­pants can en­ter in­di­vid­u­ally or as part of a team of four.

On the day, reg­is­tra­tion will be held at The Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre in Laragh be­fore walk­ers are trans­ported to the start­ing line in Val­ley­mount. The walk will then fin­ish back at the Brock­agh Cen­tre.

The reg­is­tra­tion fee is €50 for an in­di­vid­ual or €175 for a team of four. Once reg­is­tered, walk­ers will re­ceive a fundrais­ing pack by post and all those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the walk are asked to raise an ad­di­tional €100 for do­na­tion to Bar­ret­stown.

To regis­ter to take part or to set up an on­line fundrais­ing page, visit bar­ret­stown. org/events/st-kevins-way-chal­lenge. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Donna at (045) 864 115 or fundrais­[email protected]­ret­stown. org.

All of the money raised from the St. Kevin’s Way 25km Chal­lenge will go di­rectly to fund Bar­ret­stown’s life-chang­ing pro­grammes of Ther­a­peu­tic Re­cre­ation.

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