The 54321 Challenge is all set for Year Number 9 in 2021 .. with a difference! "Sisters are doing it for themselves"

The 54321 Challenge is all set for Year Number 9 in 2021, with a difference!
“Sisters are doing it for themselves”

2 teams of 5 People over 4 Days doing 3 Cycles and 2 Mountains for 1 Cause

The 54321 Challenge was originally started 9 years ago with a team of 5 People over 4 DAYS, completing 3 CYCLES, and climbing 2 MOUNTAINS for 1 Cause – a local charity.    

Given the ongoing COVID 19 situation, this year again will see restricted numbers taking part in the event.  The 54321 Challenge’s top priority is to ensure the safety of its participants and in the current climate, this extends to their families, neighbours, friends etc. This year, 10 ladies will take to the roads and mountains over the 4 days of the event and this will take place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August 2021 inclusive. This will include the following:

 

  • Day 1 (Thursday 19th)  – Cycle the Ring of Kerry.
  • Day 2 (Friday 20th) – Climb Carrantuohill.
  • Day 3 (Saturday 21st) – Cycle from Killarney to the foot of Cnoc Na Tobair and then climb Cnoc Na Tobair
  • Day 4 (Sunday 22nd) – Cycle the Skellig Ring.

The Challenge has raised almost €242,000 to date supporting a number of very deserving Kerry Charities. This year’s selected charity is Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

When choosing this year’s charity the organisers contacted a past participant and a dear friend to us all Mairead Dunphy from Glencar who is currently on her own Journey with Cancer. We wanted to show our support to Mairead and knowing that she would like to support those who have supported her on her journey so far, she had already being looking at ideas to raise much needed funds for Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Little did we think that Mairead would be actually contemplating taken part in the event but in true style and testament to the person that she is, she will be one of the 10 participants.

Comfort for Chemo - Caring for Kerry's Cancer Patients

This year’s chosen charity – Comfort for Chemo

Their Misson

To fundraise €5 million to build and equip a start of the art, purpose built chemotherapy unit for the people of Kerry.

Their Vision

To build a centre of excellence for the patients of Kerry, who need Chemotherapy and Oncological treatments. Ensuring the best care available is delivered in an environment that is welcoming, reassuring, comfortable and dignified.

What will be in the new state of the art purpose built Chemotherapy Unit?

  • Stand Alone State of the Art Building Privacy and Dignity for Patients
  • New Outpatient Unit
  • Dedicated Chemotherapy Suites
  • Isolation Facilities
  • Compounding Unit ( Drug Preparation)
  • Spacious Clinical Areas
  • Dedicated Car parking
  • Teaching and Research facilities
  • Counselling and Support Rooms
  • Treatment Rooms for Allied Health Professional to support Patients and deliver treatments

 

Kerry Hospice Foundation - a voluntary organisation that provides funding & support for Palliative Care Services in Kerry
Skellig Stars - a Voluntary Athletics Club based in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, that train 23 athletes; adults and children of all ages that have an intellectual disability
Enable Ireland Kerry - Disability Services

Last year the Challenge raised a massive €34,768.97 for the Kerry Hospice FoundationThe Skellig Stars (children and adult athletes with special needs) and Enable Ireland and in the 8 years of running we have raised €241,352 to date for various Kerry charities.

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So another 54321 Challenge is upon us again already and we are all set for Year Number 9.. with a difference again!

Given the ongoing COVID 19 situation, this year again will see restricted numbers taking part in the event and this year we are having an all female participation on the Challenge!

This year, 10 ladies will take to the roads and mountains over the 4 days of the event, taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August 2021 inclusive.

This year we also have a modified Challenge:
Day 1 (Thursday 19th) - Cycle the Ring of Kerry.
Day 2 (Friday 20th) - Climb Carrantuohill.
Day 3 (Saturday 21st) - Cycle from Killarney to the foot of Cnoc Na Tobair and then climb Cnoc Na Tobair
Day 4 (Sunday 22nd) - Cycle the Skellig Ring.

This year’s selected charity is @comfort_for_chemo_kerry. When choosing this year’s charity the organisers contacted a past participant and a dear friend to us all, Mairead Dunphy from Glencar, who is currently on her own Journey with Cancer. We wanted to show our support to Mairead and knowing that she would like to support those who have supported her on her journey so far, she had already being looking at ideas to raise much needed funds for Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Little did we think that Mairead would be actually contemplating taken part in the event but in true style and testament to the person that she is, she will be one of the 10 participants in this year's Challenge.

We'd like to thank the local press for promoting our launch this week and you can read in the Kerry's Eye (Page 10), Killarney Advertiser (Page 14) & Killarney Outlook (Page 66).

For details on how to donate visit our website www.54321challenge.org.
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So another 54321 Challenge is upon us again already and we are all set for Year Number 9.. with a difference again! 

Given the ongoing COVID 19 situation, this year again will see restricted numbers taking part in the event and this year we are having an all female participation on the Challenge! 

This year, 10 ladies will take to the roads and mountains over the 4 days of the event, taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August 2021 inclusive.

This year we also have a modified Challenge:
Day 1 (Thursday 19th)  - Cycle the Ring of Kerry.
Day 2 (Friday 20th) - Climb Carrantuohill.
Day 3 (Saturday 21st) - Cycle from Killarney to the foot of Cnoc Na Tobair and then climb Cnoc Na Tobair
Day 4 (Sunday 22nd) - Cycle the Skellig Ring.

This year’s selected charity is @comfort_for_chemo_kerry. When choosing this year’s charity the organisers contacted a past participant and a dear friend to us all, Mairead Dunphy from Glencar, who is currently on her own Journey with Cancer. We wanted to show our support to Mairead and knowing that she would like to support those who have supported her on her journey so far, she had already being looking at ideas to raise much needed funds for Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Little did we think that Mairead would be actually contemplating taken part in the event but in true style and testament to the person that she is, she will be one of the 10 participants in this years Challenge.

Wed like to thank the local press for promoting our launch this week and you can read in the Kerrys Eye (Page 10), Killarney Advertiser (Page 14) & Killarney Outlook (Page 66).

For details on how to donate visit our website www.54321challenge.org.
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