Faughs and McQuillans team up in their race to New York

Charity Fundraising: Race to the Big Apple 🍎

The Club is asking that you take part in this Club initiative to help raise funds for the local Marie Curie team. They have put out an ‘Emergency Appeal’ “Coronavirus has put everything on hold. We wish we could put terminal illness on hold too, but we can’t. In this time of National Emergency, Marie Curie Nurses and Hospices are needed more than ever.” With so many of the normal Marie Curie fundraising events (annual BBQs and Lammas Fair Draw etc.) curtailed due to Covid-19, we want to help do our bit.

It should also be a good way to motivate everyone to keep up / take up some exercise and a good way to connect the squads and groups in the Club at this time. Open to everyone to get involved. Our Senior Hurling team and Carey Fit Club will be leading the way.

McQuillan GA & CC Ballycastle; MacUilín CLG, our neighbouring Club are also encouraging their members to take part – the more people involved, the more we can hopefully raise!

Collectively (but on an individual basis) we want to cover a set distance and reach our ‘destination’ through our daily running, walking and cycling. Everyone does their bit during a set period and we take the cumulative total.

A Just Giving Page has been set up to collect sponsorship so we would ask participants to give something towards it themselves if they can and to share the details with family and friends who may be willing to support too.

All you need do is:

🔅Wear Club Gear / Club Colours.
🔅Record the distance of your Daily Walk / Run / Cycle in Kilometres.
🔅Take a Selfie – Couple of Photos of the Route / Scenery – Short 5-10 Seconds Video Clips.
🔅Be inventive if you can – something different, positive energy and surroundings etc.
🔅Stick to Government Guidelines regarding Daily Exercise and Social Distancing.
🔅Donate on Just Giving page to Marie Curie and / or Share the link for others to Sponsor.
🔅The journey will be shared on Club Social Media platforms to encourage support.

We aim to travel the distance from Fairhead to New York, which is 5,046km, in just 2 weeks starting on Tuesday 5th May. We hope to raise £2,000 for Marie Curie’s Moyle Group while doing so.

Post daily photo/video and distance here in your What’s App group and your group coordinator will share the info. with the organising group to add to our daily total.

Don’t wait about, we have a big challenge ahead of us and a target to hit so get moving and don’t stop after day 1!

Good Luck: Ádh mór oraibh!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fairheadnewyork

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