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

54321 Challenge Number 9, again with a difference!
“Sisters are doing it for themselves”

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.    

This year, 10 ladies took to the roads and mountains over the 4 days of the event and took place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August 2021 inclusive. This included 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 Charitie and 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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2 months ago
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We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in this year's 54321 Challenge. It really has been a special one for many reasons. To all our challengers, the support team, the charity volunteers and all the other volunteers who assisted in our various Spinathon fundraiser events throughout the county. And last by no means least thank you to all the very generous people who have donated to us and our chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. We have been overwhelmed with the public support and look forward to giving all the donations to them very soon. Watch this space!! ... See MoreSee Less

Wed like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in this years 54321 Challenge. It really has been a special one for many reasons. To all our challengers, the support team, the charity volunteers and all the other volunteers who assisted in our various Spinathon fundraiser events throughout the county. And last by no means least thank you to all the very generous people who have donated to us and our chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. We have been overwhelmed with the public support and look forward to giving all the donations to them very soon. Watch this space!!

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The best challenge ever the best craic and banther nothing like being surrounded with such positivity 💕💕💕

Was a pleasure to be part of tthis years 54321 Challenge !

Well done all ❤️

Amazing ladies 💕

2 months ago
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Wishing you all the very bestA big #comfortforchemokerry thanks 🙏 to Hennebery's Sports who have kindly sponsored all the adventure gear for the Dingle Peninsula Challenge this w’end. First thing to do at the start of a 126km challenge is to look the part done ☑️, done ✔️& done ✅
#kerry #chemotherapy #fundraiser
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Wishing you all the very best
2 months ago
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And that is a wrap here Tralee ! A massive thanks to our volunteers today on a super effort keeping the bikes rolling and buckets shaking from 10am to 3 pm today. The public response today in Tralee was fantastic in helping to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. You can continue to donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.

Now Tyrone lets be having you. C'mon the Kingdom.
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And that is a wrap here Tralee ! A massive thanks to our volunteers today on a super effort keeping the bikes rolling and buckets shaking from 10am to 3 pm today. The public response today in Tralee was fantastic in helping to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfortforchemokerry. You can continue to donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.

Now Tyrone lets be having you. Cmon the Kingdom.

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Fair play 👏👏👏

2 months ago
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Our volunteers are sporting the Green and Gold, giving up their time before th big game today to help raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

Our volunteers will continue to pedal away for our Saturday Spinathon fundraiser at 4 locations around Tralee town until 3pm, so if you do spot them do please support them and Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.
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Our volunteers are sporting the Green and Gold, giving up their time before th big game today to help raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfort  for Chemo  Kerry.

Our volunteers will continue to pedal away for our Saturday Spinathon fundraiser at 4 locations around Tralee town until 3pm, so if you do spot them do please support them and Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.
2 months ago
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And we are off in Tralee for our Saturday Spinathon fundraiser! Our first group of volunteers have now started, to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfort for Chemo Kerry and our volunteers will be spinning all day now until 3pm at 4 locations around Tralee town, so if you do spot them do please support them and Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.

Thank you to Kerry Sports Academy for the Spinning Bikes and SVP - Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland Tralee for the Transport to get the Bikes to there locations. Thank you to Garvey's SuperValu Tralee for allowing us to collect at their store.
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And we are off in Tralee for our Saturday Spinathon fundraiser! Our first group of volunteers have now started, to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity Comfort  for Chemo  Kerry and our volunteers will be spinning all day now until 3pm at 4 locations around Tralee town, so if you do spot them do please support them and Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page.

Thank you to Kerry Sports Academy for the Spinning Bikes and SVP - Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland Tralee for the Transport to get the Bikes to there locations. Thank you to Garveys SuperValu Tralee for allowing us to collect at their store.
2 months ago
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Following this year's very successful 54321 Challenge last week, we have a final Spinathon event that will be taking place in Tralee on Saturday 28th that will be a final fundraising event for us to help raise much needed funds for this year chosen charity @comfort_for_chemo_kerry . On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes from 10am to 3pm in 4 different locations around the town. Please support Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org 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.

1) Garvey's Supervalu (Rear Entrance)
2) McDonalds (Road Collection)
3) The Mall
4) North Circular Road

For more information about the challenge and the people taking part visit www.54321challenge.org.
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Following this years very successful 54321 Challenge last week, we have a final Spinathon event that will be taking place in Tralee on Saturday 28th that will be a final fundraising event for us to help raise much needed funds for this year chosen charity @comfort_for_chemo_kerry . On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes from 10am to 3pm in 4 different locations around the town. Please support Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can. You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org 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.

1) Garveys Supervalu (Rear Entrance)
2) McDonalds (Road Collection)
3) The Mall
4) North Circular Road

For more information about the challenge and the people taking part visit www.54321challenge.org.
2 months ago
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Here is Maryanne with her thoughts following her epic 54321 Challenge experience.

These amazing women have raised awareness and lots of money so far for @comfort_for_chemo_kerry here in Kerry. Please continue to keep donating what you can to this great cause. Every little donation helps and thanks to everyone who has donated so far! We are getting even closer to our target of €20000 and with your help we will hit it!!

You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the @Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page or via www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021.

#54321challenge2021 #participantexperience #sistersaredoingitforthemselves #pleasekeepdonating #comfortforchemokerry
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Brilliant Mary Anne. Thank you for dragging me up molls on the ring of Kerry. 🥰

Super stuff Maryanne well done huge achievement by ye all!!

Good on ye Mary Anne ye are unreal woman very well done to everyone involved

Fantastic , well done Mary Anne 👍

Fantastic Mary Anne , well done!

Brilliant Maryanne! Well done👏👏

Well done Maryanne. You are some woman

Well done Maryanne.

Well done Maryanne 👏

Fantastic Maryanne

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2 months ago
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The goal of the charity Comfort for Chemo Kerry is to build a standalone unit in Tralee. Their key mission is to provide COMFORT for the people of Kerry who need this service.

Please continue to keep donating what you can to this great cause. Every little donation helps and thanks to everyone who has donated so far! We are getting even closer to our target and with your help we will hit it!!

You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the @Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page or via www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021.

#54321challenge20 #pleasekeepdonating #comfortforchemokerry
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The goal of the charity Comfort  for Chemo  Kerry is to build a standalone unit in Tralee. Their key mission is to provide COMFORT for the people of Kerry who need this service.

Please continue to keep donating what you can to this great cause. Every little donation helps and thanks to everyone who has donated so far! We are getting even closer to our target and with your help we will hit it!!

You can donate via our website www.54321challenge.org or on the @Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page or via https://www.gofundme.com/f/comfort-for-chemo-kerry-54321-challenge-2021.

#54321challenge20 #pleasekeepdonating #comfortforchemokerry
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