COVID-19 has affected so many different facets of our society. For our local thespians of Portlaoise Musical Society, this has meant an almost two year break from doing what we love best. Our award winning society last set foot on stage with 'Ragtime' finishing on the 23rd of November 2019. Since then, no rehearsing, no performing and no income! We need to save the arts, hence the challenge!
Our Teams will be walking/running a combined distance of five hundred and fifty-five km... 555km.. one km for every day since our last performance of "Ragtime".
We will be making a donation from the proceeds of our fundraiser to our charity partners, the wonderful Dunamaise Arts Centre - our onstage home, and the newly formed Laois branch of SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters) - a service that provides free counselling and support service to people who are experiencing mental distress and those bereaved by suicide.
Follow the challenges efforts on social media @portlaoisemusicalsociety and help keep the Arts alive, whilst also supporting two very worthy charities.
Link to donate in each team's bio