Enable Ireland No Limits Challenge

The Strypes at Enable Ireland. Pic: Enable Ireland

The Strypes at Enable Ireland.
Pic: Enable Ireland

Want to get fit and have a great motivation to do so?

Enable Ireland are running their No Limits Gym Challenge, as part of their national fundraising and awareness campaign which takes place each September. This is the inaugural All Ireland Gym Challenge, where teams of four spend 10 minutes each on the Bike, Crosstrainer, Rower and Treadmill, in order to record the furthest distance travelled and qualify for the All Ireland Final in Citywest Hotel, Dublin on 19 October 2014.

There are nine regional heats in total and the Dublin heat takes place in DLR Leisure Centre, Monkstown on 13 and 14 September. Teams must raise a minimum of €200 to register.

Enable Ireland are also recruiting volunteers to help out marshaling the No Limits Gym Challenge and selling €2 kite pins, trolley discs and wrist bands throughout the campaign.

Enable Ireland offer a range of services to adults with disabilities which include day care training, personal development, supported and independent living, and social and leisure activities. Dublin services for adults are in Sandyford, Dun Laoghaire and Crumlin. Children’s services are in Sandymount and Tallaght.Their services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child’s physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence.

Commenting on the ‘No Limits Kite Appeal’ campaign this September, Enable Ireland’s Sean Scally said “the Kite Appeal is a really positive campaign and we want the public to get on board and have fun with it. This year, we’re expecting our new event, the ‘All Ireland No Limits Gym Challenge’ to be a big hit with fitness fanatics around the country and we’re urging them to register early to avoid disappointment.”

Sean also added that “there are other ways to support us too – hold a small event like a coffee morning or register as a volunteer. More than ever we need the help of the public to raise funds to support our services for children and adults with disabilities.”

Enable Ireland provides services for 4,170 children and 297 adults and support people with disabilities and their families in 14 counties. Specifically to Dublin 4, there are a large range of services in Sandymount, including a school. You can support the Enable Ireland ‘No Limits Kite Appeal’ this September and help people with disabilities live a life with No Limits. If you also have a few hours to spare and are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Enable Ireland ‘No Limits Kite Appeal’ please contact them through the Facebook page, visit the No Limits website, or send an email to eastfr@enableireland.ie.

By Ferg Hayden

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