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It’s great fun, definitely challenging & we make a difference! 

Please support Ian O’Brien’s (43) incredible fundraiser as he scales the highest elevation points of the EU27 countries and the UK in just 28 days, in aid of Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Please click here for Ian’s Idonate link

Ian is living with Parkinson’s and he is determined not to allow it stop him doing what he enjoys. Please help him make a difference for others also living with Parkinson’s

Sunriseforbrainconditions has raised €154,186 to date over a few years for people with Brain Conditions

Thank You every so much to all our supporters!! Your Generosity will make a great different to those with Brain Condition & their families


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Henley Mermaids Update

Henley Mermaids Update

Congratulations and thank you to the Henley Mermaidsfor swimming 61Km in 14 hours across the Bristol Channel on July 20th. The purpose of the swim was to fundraise for Brain Conditions. Difficult tides prevented them from completing the last 4.5 km safely so they plan...

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What is Huntington’s disease (HD)?

What is Huntington’s disease (HD)?

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a complex neurological condition that is also hereditary. It “causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain,” as stated by Mayo Clinic. Over time a person living with Huntington’s disease can lose the ability...

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Please listen to John Kelly speaking about the Virtual Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick 2021 Event

Virtual Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick 1-27th June 2021

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100 K Cycle


10K Run / Walk on 20th March


Bristol Channel Relay Swim


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Shining a light into the lives of those suffering from Brain Conditions by funding increased Specialist Care

About Us

"SunriseForBrainConditions” is a 'not for profit' Partnership. We organise events to raise funds for our chosen Brain Condition Registered Charities in a fully transparent and compliant manner. We are greatly assisted by a community of friends who get together to organise these events, have a super time & raise funds for worthwhile charities fighting Brain Conditions / Neurological Diseases. Funds raised go towards providing increased Specialist Care.


The initial impetus for our community came from John Kelly who was greatly moved by seeing the impact of brain conditions at first hand by way of his mother-in-Law, father and mother. From personal experience, John understood the need for funding and was determined to do something about it. This took the form of a fundraising climb, “Sunrise up Croagh Patrick” an event supported by his University (UCD) classmates and work colleagues from Hanson Regan.

The event has grown and attracted wider support from many great people who have been affected by Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Traditionally our main event of the year has been a climb up Croagh Patrick, which is challenging but also great “craic” with most people staying overnight in Westport.

Last year, because of Covid 19, we organised a successful Virtual Climb which raised over €20,000 for Brain Conditions’ charities, bringing the total amount raised since 2016 to over €85,000.

This year, 2021 will be busier & better and as you can see from the video here, we are making the most of our new identity with more events, more participants. This year,  we have gone international with activity in the UK, Northern Ireland and Italy  as well as our events in Ireland.

SunriseForBrainConditions goes international with activities in Ireland, UK & Italy

There is an acute shortage of specialised care for these Brain Conditions.


Help us to remedy this!

Our Charities

Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a life-limiting hereditary brain condition that affects a person’s physical abilities, emotions and thinking skills. Symptoms can vary significantly even between individuals in the same family. Over the course of the illness, from 15 to 25 years on average, people with HD will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and manage their...

CHY 10130 CRA 20025656 CRN 290191

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The All Ireland Deep Brain Stimulation Service (DBS) is part of the DNI service. DBS is an effective treatment for a subset of patients suffering with disabling neurological movement disorders where symptoms are inadequately controlled with oral medications, namely Parkinson’s Disease (PD), essential tremor (ET) and dystonia..


Charity Registration No: CHY19722 Registration No:9755710W

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The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is the only organisation of its kind in the country providing specialised services to families affected by this terminal condition. The Association seeks to alleviate the feelings of isolation and frustration.

They offer consistent support to approximately 400 families across Ireland...

Charity Registration Number: 20021009 CHY: 8510

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MS Ireland

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland is the only national organisation working solely on behalf of people living with Multiple Sclerosis and thousands more who share their lives.

MS Ireland provides a wide range of services and support that are often a lifeline for some 9,000+ people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Such services include the MS Information Line, a network of professional community workers and case workers...

Registered Charity Number: 20007867 – CHY 5365

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Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease ( is a completely voluntary registered not for profit, providing peer Parkinson’s support all over Ireland. We are a small but committed team with big plans for the future of the organisation.

Our aim is to assist people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers, health professionals and other interested people by offering support, a listening ear and information on any aspect of living with Early Onset Parkinson’s. Over 18,000 people in Ireland have Parkinson’s Disease.

Registered Charity Number 2020626

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Most of our volunteers, participants and donors have been impacted by Brain Conditions

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