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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11 hours ago
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Some more of our ladies in training for this year's 54321 Challenge next month. If you'd like to support them in raising much needed funds for Comfortforchemokerry then you can donate any amount at www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021. ... See MoreSee Less

Some more of our ladies in training for this years 54321 Challenge next month. If youd like to support them in raising much needed funds for Comfortforchemokerry then you can donate any amount at https://www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021.
2 days ago
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In advance of this year's 54321 Challenge there will also be a number of Spinathon Days in various locations around the county, to help raise much needed funds for this year chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. The first of the Spinathons will take place on Saturday July 31st in the following locations; Listowel, Killorglin, Dingle and Cahersiveen.

Listowel: Garvey's SuperValu Listowel
Killorglin: Keane's SuperValu & Library Place
Dingle: Garvey's SuperValu Dingle & D Movement
Cahersiveen: Fox in the Box & Fitzpatrick's The Market House & Quirkes Newsagents

On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes from 10am to 6pm in different locations around these towns. Please support Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our GoFund Me Page www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021 or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page, or you can pop down to any of the locations listed on the day and support our challengers.

For more information about the challenge and the people taking part visit www.54321challenge.org.
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In advance of this years 54321 Challenge there will also be a number of Spinathon Days in various locations around the county, to help raise much needed funds for this year chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. The first of the Spinathons will take place on Saturday July 31st in the following locations; Listowel, Killorglin, Dingle and Cahersiveen. 

Listowel: Garveys SuperValu Listowel
Killorglin: Keanes SuperValu & Library Place
Dingle: Garveys SuperValu Dingle & D Movement
Cahersiveen: Fox in the Box & Fitzpatricks The Market House & Quirkes Newsagents

On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes from 10am to 6pm in different locations around these towns. Please support Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our GoFund Me Page https://www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021 or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page, or you can pop down to any of the locations listed on the day and support our challengers.

For more information about the challenge and the people taking part visit www.54321challenge.org.

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Looking well ladies

2 weeks ago
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Some of our ladies were out training today for this year's Challenge, choosing a beautiful day to head up Cnoc na DTobar! Well done ladies, not a bother to you all! 🌞👏🏻😎👌🏼🌄

If you'd like to support these ladies with their fundraising for a great cause then please visit our website www.54321challenge.org to make a donation.

#54321challenge2021 #sistersaredoingitforthemselves #comfortforchemokerry #fundraisingforkerrycharities
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Some of our ladies were out training today for this years Challenge, choosing a beautiful day to head up Cnoc na DTobar! Well done ladies, not a bother to you all! 🌞👏🏻😎👌🏼🌄

If youd like to support these ladies with their fundraising for a great cause then please visit our website www.54321challenge.org to make a donation.

#54321challenge2021 #sistersaredoingitforthemselves #comfortforchemokerry #fundraisingforkerrycharities

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Hope we'll have the same weather for the 54321. Thanks ladies for a very enjoyable day xxx

What a day ye had! Looks amazing! Well done all

Well done to you all, nó bother to ye👏👍

Well done ladies 😃

Well done ladies.

Well done ladies 👍👍👍

Well done Ladies!

Well done ladies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well done ladies 👏👏

Enjoy girls

Well done ladies

No bother to ye ladies!

Well done ladies 👏 looking great!

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4 weeks ago
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Excellent Interview with one of this years participants Maryanne Leane.Best of luck to Ms. Leane as she prepares to take on the 54321 challenge in aid of the Comfort for Chemo charity.
Pupils from 5th and 6th class interviewed Ms.Leane earlier today to find out what was involved in the challenge.
Click on the link to listen to the interview.
drive.google.com/file/d/1WyW9dW-lSlvnoDUfuz0t53IGSxVtNj5_/view?usp=drivesdk

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please click on the link below.
gofund.me/dc11acce

Here is a link to the Comfort for Chemo website if you would like to learn more about the charity and read some of the stories of people who have received treatment in K.U.H.
comfortforchemokerry.com/

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Excellent Interview with one of this years participants Maryanne Leane.
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