The Sarsfields Senior Camógs and Ladies Footballers reently set off on their virtual coastal trek of Ireland which worked out at 3232KM challenge in aid of Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid. The girls challenged themselves to complete the round trip in 10 days, which starts and finished at the Bear Pit.
The girls chose Women’s Aid as they are a much needed charity during this time as Domestic violence has increased by 33% since the beginning of lockdown in the North and calls to domestic violence helplines have increased by 50% during this period of time. This charity also means a lot to women and families within our club and wider community and that this money would go a long way. The target was set at £1500 as like many other charities, covid 19 has impacted Women’s Aid ability to fundraise and this money would be a much needed boost for resources.
For the duration of the challenge, the girls showed determination, hard work and commitment as they dropped the hurls and balls and swapped their football boots for trainers as they walked, ran, cycled and rowed virtually across Ireland. Despite being apart, the girls worked tremendously as a team and absolutely smashed their challenge.
All in all, the girls completed their challenge in just 9 days totalling at 3232KM and got back to the Bear Pit a day early. They smashed their target and raised £2,900 for Women’s Aid from which so many local women, children and families will benefit from. Despite the blistered feet, torn muscles and tired legs, the girls were amazing throughout and never gave up. Well done to everyone involved, an amazing achievement for a much needed cause!