It’s great fun, definitely challenging & we make a difference!
€154,186 raised to date for people with Brain Conditions including €69,186 so far in 2021across all events (total includes all iDonate totals below + Virgin Money Giving UK of €22,301).
Total Includes Henley Mermaids Bristol Channel Swim & Auction: €39,511
which includes €15,999 from the recent Happy Hour Zoom Auction
Thank You every so much to all our supporters!! Your Generosity will make a great different to those with Brain Condition & their families
The Latest !
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...
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...
Please listen to John Kelly speaking about the Virtual Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick 2021 Event
Virtual Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick 1-27th June 2021
Raised so far
100 K Cycle
10K Run / Walk on 20th March
Bristol Channel Relay Swim
Raised so far
Shining a light into the lives of those suffering from Brain Conditions by funding 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!
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