A fantastic fitness community in Ballybofey is taking on a unique charity challenge this April.
The Pro-Fitness gym members are ‘rowing the Finn’ to raise funds for the three North West 10K charities – Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group, The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Branch of Spinda Bifida & Hydrocephalus.
The goal is to row the length of the River Finn and back (128km) on indoor concept rowing machines. Forty-five participants are putting their energy into the challenge and, as of today, they are well on course for the total 128km distance each.
The physically demanding challenge is no mean feat, but the Pro-Fitness community are focusing all their efforts on raising as much funds as possible for the three local organisations. A raffle is also taking place with more than 40 prizes donated by local businesses (plus a €1,000 cash prize). Anyone looking to buy a line or two can contact one of the rowers or call into gym.
All proceeds from the event will support:
SBHI: The Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus was formed in 2010 due to local families finding a lack of support and information. The purpose of the national association is to provide information, advice and support to people with Spina Bifida and or Hydrocephalus their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for people with these conditions in our society. The group is made up of families and carers supporting one another through life’s journey.
NO BARRIERS FOUNDATION: The No Barriers Foundation operates an inclusive health facility in Letterkenny and is equipped with specialist neurological equipment allowing anyone with a disability to exercise and improve their current level of physical and mental health, regardless of their current baseline. No Barriers are a highly innovative social enterprise, thanks in large part to their use of an Ekso Bionics Robotic Exoskeleton – the only suit of its kind in the North West for revolutionary rehabilitation.
DONEGAL DIABETES PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Donegal Diabetes Parents Group is dedicated to helping families of children with Diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation. They also raise public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and challenges and fund research into finding a cure.
The 25th North West 10k takes place on Monday 2nd of May in Letterkenny at 11 a.m. The online entry fee is €15. To enter online click on this link https://www.njuko.net/nw_10k_