Annual Sponsored Climb & Walk

29th June 2019 was a great success. Thank you to all who participated, sponsored and donated.

If you didn’t get a chance to donate and would like to do so now please click the donate button above. 

– Next Event Date: 27th June 2020

 

Special notice:

The Sunriseupcroaghpatrick 2019 weekend in Westport was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who helped make it so fantastic. We had over 100 people who climbed and walked to support our Charities on Sat June 29th and over 30 people who attended our Dinner event on Sat night in the Westport Plaza Hotel. We had super weather again this year, great Craic enjoyable Challenges while all the time helping our chosen Charities.

In 2019 we have raised c €17,000 so far in total across our chosen Charities: Young Parkinson’s Ireland, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. We hope to beat our 2018 amount of €20,000 so please donate to help us achieve our goal. Thank you.

We want to thank all those who supported the event and we look forward to your continued support next year. To register your interest in participating on June 27th 2020 please Click the Tickets tab above or  the Register button below. We will revert when full registration opens next year. 

 

Annual Sponsored Climb & Walk

29th June 2019 was a great success. Thank you to all who participated, sponsored and donated.

If you didn’t get a chance to donate and would like to do so now please click the donate button above. 

Next Event Date: 27th June 2020

Special notice:

The Sunriseupcroaghpatrick 2019 weekend in Westport was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who helped make it so fantastic. We had over 100 people who climbed and walked to support our Charities on Sat June 29th and over 30 people who attended our Dinner event on Sat night in the Westport Plaza Hotel. We had super weather again this year, great Craic enjoyable Challenges while all the time helping our chosen Charities.

In 2019 we have raised c €17,000 so far in total across our chosen Charities: Young Parkinson’s Ireland, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. We hope to beat our 2018 amount of €20,000 so please donate to help us achieve our goal. Thank you.

We want to thank all those who supported the event and we look forward to your continued support next year. To register your interest in participating on June 27th 2020 please Click the Tickets tab above or  the Register button below. We will revert when full registration opens next year. 

 

“Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick” is an annual get-together of friends who climb Croagh Patrick or walk nearby, have a super time & raise funds for worthwhile charities fighting Neurological Diseases. Funds raised go towards providing increased Specialist Care. It was initially organised by John Kelly (St Jarlaths 1979) and supported by his University 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 Neuron Disease & Dementia. This year’s event was on the weekend of 29 June 2019 and we had a wonderful couple of days blessed by the weather for our Climb & Walk. We had a post event dinner and we stayed at the Westport Plaza Hotel. They kindly extended a special deal this year €209 for two nights sharing B&B + 1 dinner.

So why not plan ahead for this great weekend in Westport on 27th June 2020 , our 6th annual #SunriseupCroaghPatrick event. You can choose to Climb Croagh Patrick or Walk the Murrisk Loop Walks. Both will start from the Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre c 10am. Form a group of your colleagues and friends, or come on your own and mingle with the whole gang. Enjoy great craic and support very deserving charities. To register your interest in participating on June 27th 2020 please click the tickets tab above or the register button below and we will revert when the full registration opens next year.

 

Next Event – 27th June 2020 – Please join us for our Sponsored Climb Up Croagh Patrick or Walk nearby to raise much needed funds for Neurological Disease Specialist Care.

Simply click on the Tickets tab above or Register button below to register your interest in participating.

 

We will upload details of the 2020 itinerary when available. It may change but it is most likely going to follow the outline below.

Hotel:  Weekend deal available at the Westport Plaza Hotel, 2 Nights BnB + 1 Dinner €209 per person sharing, single supplement €35.

Contact details: P  00353 98 55088  ;  Email: yourgroup@westporthotelgroup.ie Web: www.westporthotelgroup.ie

NB, If you wish to stay at other venues remember Westport is a very popular destination so we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Walk & Climb: 9.30am Saturday June 27th 2020 Climbers and Walkers to meet at the Visitors Centre at Croagh Patrick for check in. Please check in & out at the Sunriseupcroaghpatrick desk at the Croagh Patrick Visitors Centre before and after the climb or walk. (Bring some coins for the Car Park).

Climb: When we say climbing, its not vertical, no ropes, no scrambling, with a bit of care, it is within the reach of most people (click the video link here to see what it is like).

Walk: For those who would prefer to walk rather than climb we will also have a 5Km or up to 10Km low level walk near Croagh Patrick.  See the choice of walks on the Murrisk website: http://www.murrisk.ie/T-VillageWalks.html.

To register your interest for the climb or the walk click the register button above.

Dinner: Please join us for dinner at 7.30pm on Saturday night in the Wesport Plaza Hotel. Once you register your interest in participating in the event we will contact you with more details for the final registration.

We are running this event to raise much needed funds for very deserving Neurological Disease Charities. We would be most grateful if you would agree to seek sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues.

All participants are encouraged to set up an iDonate fundraising page.

For the 2020 we will update the website with the appropriate link a few months in advance of the event and this will include instructions on how to set up a ‘Fundraising Page’. If you would prefer to use a printed sponsorship card we will make those available as well.

 

Register your interest for Sunriseupcroaghpatrick 27th June 2020:

Please register your interest below indicating how many people will join you.

Once you register your interest we will revert to you once the full registration opens for the 2020 event so you can book your tickets.

Thank you.

 

Fundraising Page Set Up

Thank you for your interest in participating & fundraising for these great causes. We will offer you the option to create an iDonate on-line Sponsorship Page within the Sunriseupcroaghpatrick Fundraising Team or to use a Sponsorship Card to facilitate your fundraising. This will be made available here a few months before the 2020 event. 

The story so far . . .

 

How a family tradition turned into an international annual gathering.

 

We’d been up Croagh Patrick a few times. Dad’s birthday is July 17th, so we’d come home for his birthday and climb Croagh Patrick that weekend.

In January 2016, my mother-in-law, Eleanor, passed away with Huntington’s disease. It wasn’t until the middle of May it dawned on us to dedicate the climb to the memory of Eleanor and in support of the Huntington Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI). Two of us climbed that year and we raised over €5k for HDAI.

When we got back to London, the team were so impressed with the pics, they immediately said “We definitely want to do this next year!”.

And so the inspiration grew. . . .family, friends, work colleagues and supporters of each of the Charities joined in the cause so we had  40 people participate in the 2017 climb resulting in a total of €15k being raised across the Charities. We aim to make it even bigger again this year. Hopefully you can join us.

Thank you

John Kelly

This year we are supporting:

Young Parkinsons of Ireland Association as part of the Parkinson’s Disease Association of Ireland

Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland

Motor Neuron Disease Association of Ireland

 

Our Charities

Can we say just how important these Associations are. These are the organisations who champion the patients and families of people who contract these neurological conditions. They are in your corner from the moment you get connected. They hold your hand throughout. The difficulty is that they are self funding and need proper help.

None of them have enough specialist nurses to help in the community.

  • IMNDA, have over 350 patients in Ireland, with 4 nurses covering the country.
  • PDAI have 12-14,000 with 5 nurses
  • And HDAI have somewhere in the region of 750 patients, they are not sure, with 3000 people at risk; they don’t have any nurses.

Ireland has 34 Neurologists; it can take 6 months to see one, even if you have the money. On average, it takes over 2 years to get a diagnosis, or it did in our case.

The Associations exist because they are needed, with a bit more help they could do so much more.

 

Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland

Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI) provides consultation, information and individualised support to those diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD), their families and their health care team. CHY 10130

 

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association of Ireland

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA, CHY 8510) is the only organisation of its kind in the country. We are dedicated to working on behalf of people living with MND and their families and carers. Our key services include home visits by our 3 MND nurses, financial assistance towards home help and the supply of specialised equipment on loan. We also fund and promote research into the causes and treatments of MND.

Young
Parkinson’s
Ireland
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YPI is a national branch of The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland and its key focus is supporting people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s. CHY No. 10816