Month: January 2018

Croghan Hill Challenge 2018 – Crumlin Hospital

Croghan Hill Challenge 2018 for Our Ladys Children Hospital Crumlin takes place again this year at the infamous volcanic Croghan Hill just off the M7 motorway on Saturday the 28th of April

Croghan Hill Challenge 2018 for Our Ladys Children Hospital Crumlin takes place again this year at the infamous volcanic Croghan Hill just off the M7 motorway on Saturday the 28th of April. This annual fundraiser has so far raised nearly €100,000 and we are aiming to hit another €40,000 for 2018.

You can register for this great event HERE.

Once registered you will receive a fundraising pack to help support this amazing cause.

Don’t forget to let your friends know you’re taking part and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram…

Some info on the Croghan Hill Challenge

Over 20,000 people have participated in the Croghan Hill Challenge to date. People have traveled from the Garda Training College, hen dos, stag dos, corporate engagement days, you name it! Ireland’s Fittest Family trained here too. A lot of people think it would be a male dominated environment but we get mostly women here, I’d say 73%.

It’s a non-profit-making facility. Any money we get goes back into keeping it up, maintaining and improving it.

A word from Peter Moore of the Croghan Hill Challenge

I chose CMRF Crumlin to be the benefactors of the Croghan4Crumlin fundraiser due to my neighbour’s grandchild being rushed to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital when he was very young and I realised the absolute necessity of the fundraising of money for CMRF and the difference it can make, not only to a sick child in their darkest hour, but also to their extended family.

That year we aimed to raise €5,000 so we got everyone we could involved and actually we ended up raising €20,000! Now Keith Gantly is one of our leaders in the fundraising and furthermore Keith is a member of the Garda Síochána from Roscrea and his little child was sick when they were younger – it’s crazy how every single community in Ireland is effected by CMRF in one way or another, maybe without them even knowing.

The best part of fundraising

Is the journey and the funds going to a worthy cause due to sick children. Usually it’s people who have had sick children themselves that are the backbone of fundraising and as a result going out and selling the event which is the hardest job to do. You need a target and you don’t reach it by sitting behind a desk! You have to get the local community involved.

Croghan has a long history of organising charity events. The volunteers are amazing. Every year we have about 30 volunteers I’d say. They show up, they’re dedicated, experienced and generous with their time. They’re fed after everyone else is, they come last, they put everyone else first. Always. They’re amazing.

This year, we’ve had great supporters and sponsors come on board like Kia motors, Lawton and Foley, Lily O’Brien, Gleniske, The Bridge House and Supermac’s. People give their time and efforts constantly. The tourist section of Offaly County Council have always looked out for us and have given us a stand at the Ploughing Championships. I am overwhelmed by my community and I’m so proud of it. This year we’re aiming to raise €20,000 with the Croghan4Crumlin.”