The 54321 Challenge 2020 raised an amazing €34,768.97. This year’s selected charities are Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice Foundation and Enable Ireland Kerry.

The 54321 Challenge was completed this year.. with a difference!
“Back to simplicity in complicated times”

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

The 54321 Challenge was originally started 8 years ago with a team of 5 People over 4 DAYS, completing 3 CYCLES, and climbing 2 MOUNTAINS for 1 Cause – a local charity.    

The Challenge has grown in numbers over the years, and this year was to be no different with a large number of participants ready to undertake the challenge. However due to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the corresponding lockdown, and health & safety recommendations from the HSA around large groups of people, the 54321 Challenge committee made the tough decision that all 50 participants could not complete this years Challenge. The 54321 Challenges top priority is to ensure the safety of its participants and in the current climate, this extends to their families, neighbours, friends etc.  . Instead the decision was made that the Challenge would revert to the original 5 participants undertaking the 4 day challenge, and this took place from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd of August.

The 54321 Challenge 2020 raised an amazing €34,768.97 and this year’s selected charities are The Kerry Hospice, Skellig Stars (Group of children and adult athletes with special needs) and Enable Ireland Kerry.

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 €72,506 for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, The Skellig Stars (children and adult athletes with special needs) and Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service, and in the 7 years of running we have raised €206,712 to date for various Kerry charities.

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2 days ago

54321 Challenge

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

The 54321 Challenge Year Number 8 is Complete

"It was back to simplicity in complicated times“

The top priority for 54321 Challenge 2020 was to ensure the safety of its participants and in the current climate, this extended to their families, neighbours, friends etc. So as you will know the decision was made that the Challenge would revert to the original 7 participants undertaking the 4-day challenge, which took place from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd of August 2020 inclusive.

This was to include the following.

Day 1 (Thursday 20th) - Cycle the Ring of Kerry.
Day 2 (Friday 21st) - Climb Carrantuohill.
Day 3 (Saturday 22nd) - Cycle from Killarney to the foot of Mount Brandon and then climb Mt Brandon
Day 4 (Sunday 23rd) - Cycle from Dingle to Killarney.

However, Storm Ellen had different ideas on this as it hit on Thursday the 20th August, the participants were faced with the dilemma what do we do with this. A Zoom call was had and the team decided that Day No 1 would now become Day No 4, so all the participants in varying locations cycled 70 km on rollers and spinning bikes. Day No 1/4 done, now onto day 2 and the weather still was not on the teams side to climb Carrauntoohil, so another Zoom call later and the decision was taken to cycle the Ring of Kerry 180km on spinning bikes at the Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute of Technology Tralee, I can safely say an experience not to be repeated too often give us the open road anyway. Nevertheless, it was all done with smile on face and the attitude of the day aren`t we so lucky to be able to do it. Day 3 saw us get back on schedule and climbing Mount Brandon was on the cards and we did so despite strong winds and the odd heavy shower, the heads were up and the singing voices were in flying form and a massive thanks to our Guide Seamus Begley on the day who knows the mountain like the back of his hand. On Day 4, we got to do Day 2 and climb Carrauntoohil and finally the sun cream had to come out as the sun shone down on us, and again many thanks to our guide on the day Donal Cronin.

The 54321 Challenge 2020 raised €34,768.97. This year’s selected charities are Skellig Stars Kerry Hospice Foundation and Enable Ireland

A major contributor to this year’s fundraising efforts were a number of Spinathon Days where this year`s participants, volunteers from the various causes, family and friends took the streets in different locations around the county on spinning bikes. These events took place in Cahirciveen, Killorglin, Listowel, Dingle, Killarney and finally in Tralee. Thanks to everyone who made these Spinathons possible, to all the volunteers, and thanks to all the members of the public who gave their support and generous donations, and finally yet importantly thanks to An Garda Síochána and especially James Foley for his help with the organisation of the Spinathons.

This brings the total raised to date €241,352.00 supporting a number of very deserving Kerry Charities over the years.

On behalf of the Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice and Enable Ireland and the 54321 Challenge team we would like to say thank you to all those who have sponsored and supported us along the way.

“If this year has thought us anything, it is too be thankful for what we have, our health is our wealth, and the power of people working together can get us through some of the most difficult situations. We are so glad that we went ahead with the 54321 Challenge 2020 and that the monies raised will provide some comfort to those availing of the services offered by this year causes.”

Stay Safe and Well.

#54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. 

The 54321 Challenge Year Number 8 is Complete

It was back to simplicity in complicated times“
    
The top priority for 54321 Challenge 2020 was to ensure the safety of its participants and in the current climate, this extended to their families, neighbours, friends etc. So as you will know the decision was made that the Challenge would revert to the original 7 participants undertaking the 4-day challenge, which took place from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd of August 2020 inclusive. 

This was to include the following.

Day 1 (Thursday 20th)  - Cycle the Ring of Kerry.
Day 2 (Friday 21st) - Climb Carrantuohill.
Day 3 (Saturday 22nd) - Cycle from Killarney to the foot of Mount Brandon and then climb Mt Brandon
Day 4 (Sunday 23rd) - Cycle from Dingle to Killarney.

However, Storm Ellen had different ideas on this as it hit on Thursday the 20th August, the participants were faced with the dilemma what do we do with this. A Zoom call was had and the team decided that Day No 1 would now become Day No 4, so all the participants in varying locations cycled 70 km on rollers and spinning bikes. Day No 1/4 done, now onto day 2 and the weather still was not on the teams side to climb Carrauntoohil, so another Zoom call later and the decision was taken to cycle the Ring of Kerry 180km on spinning bikes at the Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute of Technology Tralee, I can safely say an experience not to be repeated too often give us the open road anyway. Nevertheless, it was all done with smile on face and the attitude of the day aren`t  we so lucky to be able to do it. Day 3 saw us get back on schedule and climbing Mount Brandon was on the cards and we did so despite strong winds and the odd heavy shower, the heads were up and the singing voices were in flying form and a massive thanks to our Guide Seamus Begley on the day who knows the mountain like the back of his hand. On Day 4, we got to do Day 2 and climb Carrauntoohil and finally the sun cream had to come out as the sun shone down on us, and again many thanks to our guide on the day Donal Cronin. 

The 54321 Challenge 2020 raised €34,768.97. This year’s selected charities are Skellig Stars Kerry Hospice Foundation and Enable Ireland

A major contributor to this year’s fundraising efforts were a number of Spinathon Days where this year`s participants, volunteers from the various causes, family and friends took the streets in different locations around the county on spinning bikes. These events took place in Cahirciveen, Killorglin, Listowel, Dingle, Killarney and finally in Tralee. Thanks to everyone who made these Spinathons possible, to all the volunteers, and thanks to all the members of the public who gave their support and generous donations, and finally yet importantly thanks to An Garda Síochána and especially James Foley for his help with the organisation of the Spinathons.

This brings the total raised to date €241,352.00 supporting a number of very deserving Kerry Charities over the years. 

On behalf of the Skellig Stars, The Kerry Hospice and Enable Ireland and the 54321 Challenge team we would like to say thank you to all those who have sponsored and supported us along the way. 

“If this year has thought us anything, it is too be thankful for what we have, our health is our wealth, and the power of people working together can get us through some of the most difficult situations. We are so glad that we went ahead with the 54321 Challenge 2020 and that the monies raised will provide some comfort to those availing of the services offered by this year causes.” 

Stay Safe and Well.  

#54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland

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2 months ago

54321 Challenge

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday's Spinathon in Tralee another successful fundraiser event for our 3 chosen charities. A great turnout from volunteers at our 3 venues, and thanks to all the members of the public who gave their support and generous donations on the day, allowed us to collect an amazing €5558!

If you missed out on meeting our volunteers and would like to give a donation still to the 54321 Challenge and our 3 chosen charities this year (@Enable Ireland Kerry, Skellig Stars and the Kerry Hospice Foundation), you can do so online at www.54321challenge.org/make-a-donation.

Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small, to help us raise much needed funds for our 3 chosen charities. They really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

#saturdayspinathon #thankyoutralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #EnableIreland #weneedyourhelp #WeNeedYourSupport
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Thanks to everyone who made Saturdays Spinathon in Tralee another successful fundraiser event for our 3 chosen charities. A great turnout from volunteers at our 3 venues, and thanks to all the members of the public who gave their support and generous donations on the day, allowed us to collect an amazing €5558! 

If you missed out on meeting our volunteers and would like to give a donation still to the 54321 Challenge and our 3 chosen charities this year (@Enable Ireland Kerry, Skellig Stars and the Kerry Hospice Foundation), you can do so online at www.54321challenge.org/make-a-donation.

Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small, to help us raise much needed funds for our 3 chosen charities. They really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

#saturdayspinathon #thankyoutralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland #weneedyourhelp #weneedyoursupport

2 months ago

54321 Challenge

Thanks to everyone who has taken part or helped support our volunteers with their words of encouragement and kind donations today in Tralee for our Saturday Spinathon.

A collective total of 736km was cycled today by our volunteers!

Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small, to help us raise much needed funds for our 3 chosen charities. They really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

Visit www.54321challenge.org/make-a-donation to donate to any of our 3 charities or all 3.

#tralee #lovetralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #EnableIreland #spinathon #weneedyourhelp #WeNeedYourSupport @ Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
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Thanks to everyone who has taken part or helped support our volunteers with their words of encouragement and kind donations today in Tralee for our Saturday Spinathon.

A collective total of 736km was cycled today by our volunteers!

Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small, to help us raise much needed funds for our 3 chosen charities. They really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

Visit www.54321challenge.org/make-a-donation to donate to any of our 3 charities or all 3.

#tralee #lovetralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland #spinathon #weneedyourhelp #weneedyoursupport @ Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland

2 months ago

54321 Challenge

Our Saturday Spinathon is now well underway here in Tralee at our 3 stations around the town! If you are in the area please stop by and say hi and support our "spinning" volunteers! Hopefully the weather will stay kind for us all! Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small.

Our 3 chosen charities really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

Thanks everyone and enjoy your Saturday afternoon!

#tralee #lovetralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland #spinathon #weneedyourhelp #weneedyoursupport
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Our Saturday Spinathon is now well underway here in Tralee at our 3 stations around the town! If you are in the area please stop by and say hi and support our spinning volunteers! Hopefully the weather will stay kind for us all! Please spread the word and share our posts or make a donation, whether big or small. 

Our 3 chosen charities really need help this year with their fundraising due to the limitations imposed due to Covid-19.

Thanks everyone and enjoy your Saturday afternoon!

#tralee #lovetralee #54321challenge2020 #54321challenge #fundraisingforkerrycharities #skelligstars #skelligstarsky #kerryhospicefoundation #kerryhospice #enableirelandkerry #enableireland #spinathon #weneedyourhelp #weneedyoursupport

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