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Paddy's Day Challenge

Fundraising For St. Francis HospiceThe Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care
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Every day is "Something" Day I'm celebrating these days for a year to raise money for cancer care & support.

St. Francis Hospice

The staff and volunteers of St. Francis Hospice provide specialist palliative care to people of Nort...

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The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care

Supporting� patients of St Luke's Radiation Oncology Network on their cancer journey...

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Have you ever heard of Towel Day? Every year on the 25th of May, people (nerds)  carry a towel with them in homage to Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.
It's turns out that there's loads of these random days, every day of the year. There's Goth DayWaffle Day, Spilt Milk Day, Go Running Day and even Hug A Tree Day.

Back in 2017, my colleagues at Showtime Analytics thought Towel Day was strange, so challenged me to celebrate one of these days every day for a year.
I failed, after 1 day.
However in 14 May 2018 I was challenged once again to try and celebrate these days for a year, and this time I'm determined to succeed.

My father had been recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and so I decided use this challenge as an opportunity to raise funds for charities that provide care and support to those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Such high stakes helped focus the find, especially when coupled with the penalty for failure being me having to forfeit the amount pledged/donated so far from my own pocket.

So for the last 11 months I've been celebrating one of these days, every weekday (Monday - Friday) and posting my adventures on Instagram Stories. I'll copy all the evidence of the days into the updates below so there's a log of every day and every challenge.
The support I've recieved so far has been phenominal, from friends, family, colleagues and even strangers. I truely would not have gotten this far without missing a day if it wasn't for them (texting at 11pm wondering where was my day challenge update).

The charities I've chosen to fundraise for are The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care who support the largest oncology network in Ireland and St. Francis Hospice which provides end of life care to anyone who needed it, no questions asked, no money required. All funds raised here will go directly to these great causes.

I hope you can help me by donating whatever you can. Simply click the Donate button above, donations close on Towel Day (May 25th).
All donations are processed by iDonate.

Please share this page using the options below and follow my challenge on Instragram at https://instagram.com/paddy2k
Go raibh míle maith agat

This evening 4 cyclists helped a driver who's car had broken down while the other drivers just beeped their horns.… https://t.co/5RrHBhze5r

Tue May 14 22:35:17 - 8 Favorite

@xbs @dougleddin @dublinbikes2go @Shane_RossTD @RSAIreland @Irishbiltong @Google @Xiaomi @Jean_eRide @NewstalkFM… https://t.co/l5NCYtxcd7

Tue May 14 10:06:57 - 2 Favorite

@electionlit Any more? Any independent campaign? Like #together4yes but maybe #together4less

Sun May 05 14:58:56 - 2 Favorite

The referendum on amending #divorce in Ireland is in 2 weeks. Where's the posters? Who's organising? Who's campaign… https://t.co/FPEesiFba4

Sun May 05 10:09:23 - 5 Favorite

@CllrMarianne I heard. Mam only found a copy of that contact recently

Fri May 03 09:53:38 - 0 Favorite

Has anyone experience with @hullomail in Ireland? I can't believe it's 2019 and I still need to dial 171 to deal wi… https://t.co/qQ3N8VKdTD

Tue Apr 30 09:47:09 - 1 Favorite

I'm raising money for @friendsofstluke & @SFHDublin by celebrating international days for a year. Check out my Ins… https://t.co/IpVu1VDFXc

Thu Apr 25 17:13:42 - 1 Favorite

Is there a campaign being organised to support the referendum to pass the amendment of Article 41.3 on May 24th?… https://t.co/YbS5iO0CzO

Tue Apr 16 11:58:48 - 2 Favorite

RT @dublinbikes2go: You asked, and we listened. "Bikes Dublin" is now an #Alexa skill! 🎉🎉🎉🤖 Just say "Alexa, ask Bikes Dublin how many bik…

Fri Apr 05 12:29:00 - 0 Favorite

Why aren't #McFlurry's flurried anymore? This is just a sundae. @McDonalds @McDonaldsCorp @McDonaldsIRL https://t.co/LjHWSg90Kx

Wed Apr 03 22:27:35 - 1 Favorite
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Recent Updates

  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 17, 2018 - Vyshycanka Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 18, 2018 - Walnut Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 22, 2018 - Goth Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 23, 2018 - Fish & Chip Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 24, 2018 - Escargot Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 25, 2018 - Towel Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 28, 2018 - Hamburger Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 28, 2018 - Hamburger Day
  • 24 Apr 2019
    May 16, 2018 - Hug A Tree Day - Video

Supporters

49
23-05-2019

Dee

Well done Paddy!(",)

30.00
22-05-2019

Collection

536.65 Offline Donation
22-05-2019

Other

140.00 Offline Donation
15-05-2019

Pete

Well done Paddy!

20.00
15-05-2019

Anonymous

50.00
15-05-2019

Trimbo

25.00
15-05-2019

Anonymous

25.00
14-05-2019

terr

Dear Anonymous, thank you.
14-05-2019
25.00
14-05-2019

Marie and Seamus

Well done Paddy! 💪🏻👍🏻🙌🏻

20.00
14-05-2019

jennismalls

10.00

About the Cause

St. Francis Hospice
The staff and volunteers of St. Francis Hospice provide specialist palliative care to people of North Dublin City and County. Our services are delivered from our hospices in Raheny and Blanchardstown. Based on a Christian philosophy, each person is treated with dignity, respect and compassion irrespective of their cultural or religious background. Our services are at no charge to patients. ...
The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care
Supporting� patients of St Luke's Radiation Oncology Network on their cancer journey...