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Gaelforce 5-Day-1200km Fundraising Challenge in aid of Jigsaw / 17 Feb - 21 Feb 2021
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Gaelforce 5-Day-1200km Fundraising Challenge in aid of Jigsaw / 17 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

€ 960.00

Target : € 1,200 Distance Completed : 1659.00 Km
From 33 fantastic supporters DONATIONS AVAILABLE UNTIL 25 Jan 2022

Gaelforce Events

Fundraising For Jigsaw
Latest Update !!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! Donations still welcome. :)
5Day 1200k Challenge for Jigsaw / 17 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

Distance Completed

Total Distance Target of Route

1,200 Km
Target Completed

Fundraising Target

€ 1,200

Dublin

1

First Donation

50

50% fundraising Target

Halfway

Halfway Distance point

Reach

Reach Fundraising Target

Dublin

Mission Details

Supporters

33

Lourda Kenny

28-02-2021

Well done all

10.00

Anonymous

22-02-2021

Well done - good cause

Grace

22-02-2021

Well done!

20.00

Kari

21-02-2021

Kari

25.00

Zoe Goor

21-02-2021

Good on you Bridget 😉

10.00

Michelle Brady

21-02-2021

Good luck!

25.00

Anonymous

21-02-2021

Good man Sean, so proud of you x

Tig

21-02-2021

25.00

Sean Higgins

21-02-2021

25.00

Peter McLaughlin

21-02-2021

200.00

Recent Updates

  • ... Thank you Jigsaw, for all the wonderful work you do. The motivation of working towards something as a team was great! And because it was just so much fun, Team Gaelforce kept going with a total of 389 kms as the sun is going down on our last day of the challenge. Patsy Folan did again 19k today, Gerard Mc Laughlin with 31k, Ciara Young – 14k, Francis Kelly – 7k, Sean Higgins with a total of 33k, Shóna Acton – 8k, Hils Hudson – 22k, Shane Young – 12k, Kat Uí Chonaire – 1k, Amanda Joyce – 4k, Sheila Kilduff – 39k, Eamonn Smith – 6k, Bridget Gavin – 10k, Manel Vicente – 76k, Liam Hanrahan with a total of 33k, Aaron Bracken with a total of 31k, Martina Ní Dhuinn with a total of 13k, Davey Holligan – 10k and Kieran Topping with 20k. Gaelforce Events says THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support, we can’t wait to see you in reality at one of our start lines! Keep up the training and stay safe, fellow adventurers. We still need your help to raise money for Jigsaw. We reached 58% of our fundraising target from 28 fantastic supporters. Please share, share, share this page https://www.idonate.ie/jointeamgaelforceforjigsaw on Strava, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, via E-mail, WhatsApp, Signal, Youtube…via Fax, Telephone, Letter, Postcard, Smoke Signal, Shout it from the mountains, rooftops, boats… let's reach the fundraising target! #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw ...
    21 Feb 2021
  • ... IT’S OUR LAST DAY OF TEAM GAELFORCE FOR JIGSAW AND SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Not only did we get to the finish line a day early, we also reached over 50% of the fundraising target by now! Your support is amazing! We had already 28 donations, thank you so much to six people, who want to stay anonymous and to Eamonn, Gerry Mc, Steven Mason, Bridget Gavin, Jerome, Stuart, Brian, Kevin Keane, Sheila K., Tom O’Brien, Amanda, Catriona Goode, Liam Foy, Veronica Nangle, Nigel and Lorraine, Audrey B., Shane Young, Michelle Brady, Sean Higgins, Tig and Kari! Before we fall into bed this evening, we’ll check your km’s for the last time (for now!) and see how far we got on our second round! Yours in adventure, Gaelforce Events https://gaelforceevents.com/ ...
    21 Feb 2021
  • ... WE COMPLETED A DISTANCE OF 1270km AFTER 04 DAYS OF THE CHALLENGE. CONGRATULATIONS! On our way over the finish line helped Patsy Folan again with 19k today, Patricia Smith with 16k, Brian Eastwood with 13k, Chris Smith with 21k and Ana Rodrigues with 16k! Thank you all! We’re looking forward to DAY 05, our last day, tomorrow and put our eyes into reaching the fundraising target as well. Thank you for supporting Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Jigsaw’s mission is to offer a listening ear, and to give expert advice and support to young people aged 12 – 25 years-old. They also give families, teachers, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and skills to be there for young people. Share the fundraising page and the challenge with your friends and family, and on social media. Don’t forget to tag us @Gaelforceevents and use the hashtags #JoinTeamGaelforce5days1200kJigsaw #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw. We will share your posts and stories on Instagram and Facebook! ...
    20 Feb 2021
  • ... UNBELIEVABLE, GUYS! YOU REALLY PULLED YOUR SOCKS UP! It’s not even dark and you already did 483k today, which means TEAM GAELFORCE FOR JIGSAW needs only 15k till Dublin! Wow! BIG Kudos! It looks like we can put our feet up tomorrow and just make sure we reach our fundraising target as well! Amanda Joyce, a little screenshot for you from Cork and thank you for 22k today! And all the others who supported TEAM GAELFORCE today: Gerard McLaughlin – 21k, Sean Higgins – 12k, Tony Staunton-Unsworth and Sheila Kilduff with their virtual rides of 90k and 101k, Shane Young out on a cycle with Jerome Bletterie – 61k, Antonio Brown – 20k, Manel Vicente – 66k, Veronica Nangle – 5k, Fergal Costello – 10k and Ross Griffin with 3 activities today of 2, 8 and 4k! Share THIS PAGE on social media and let your loved ones know how important mental health is, especially in this challenging times and how important it is to team up for a great cause. ...
    20 Feb 2021
  • ... PULL YOUR SOCKS UP, TEAM GAELFORCE! IT’S DAY 04 OUT OF 05 AND THERE’S WORK TO DO! We have completed 33% of our fundraising target already!! Thank you so much for everyone who donated and supported Jigsaw! Tell your friends, parents, grandparents to support TEAM GAELFORCE FOR JIGSAW today and tomorrow by reaching our fundraising goal and crossing the finish line in Dublin! More info: https://gaelforceevents.com/en/5-days-1200k-challenge Let’s bring Amanda Joyce to Cork today, her #homesweethome, even if it is just virtually. Her 11k yesterday are getting us closer already! Thank you, Chris Smith for joining us with 10k and Eamonn Smith with 5k yesterday. And our first swim came into the mix, Manel Vicente with 1k yesterday! Looking forward to an amazing weekend!! #JoinTeamGaelforce5days1200kJigsaw #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw ...
    20 Feb 2021
  • ... IT’S FRIDAY EVENING AND WE DID A GREAT JOB TODAY ! IT WASN’T ONLY THE WIND THAT BLEW US PAST GALWAY. A huge thanks to Patsy Folan again for a 13k cycle through South Conamara, Lorène Bourgeois braving the wind in North Conamara with 6k, Sean Higgins (who participated every day so far!) with 12k, Amanda Joyce again with 11k in Belgium, Stuart Morris (also for three days in a row!) with two activities today of 4k and 12k and last but not least Sheila Kilduff again who conquered wind and rain on her bike for 43k! And more activities are showing up – Catriona Goode, 8k, Shóna Acton (with us every day so far!), 10k, Alpha Monica Supertramp again with 16k, Mary Young with 5k, Tom O’Brien with 7k and Veronica Nangle, who joined Team Gaelforce today with 5k! Manel Vicente joined Team Gaelforce today from Gran Canaria to bring us 14k from DAY 01 and 5k from DAY 02 – Graciaa! We’re past Limerick and are looking forward to a brilliant weekend! Thank you for your support, thank you for your donations! Let’s keep our spirits up. Stay safe. Support our youth. Donate for a great cause. ...
    19 Feb 2021
  • ... We got Antonio Brown’s support from Spain as well, with a 58k cycle on DAY 01 and a 3k Run yesterday! Bridget Gavin cycled 10k and Shóna Acton was also out again yesterday for an afternoon walk of 11k. GET OUT, IT’S LUNCH TIME. TAKE PART BY WALKING, RUNNING, CYCLING OR SWIMMING TO REACH OUR 1200K TARGET OR BY DONATING FOR A GREAT CAUSE. Let’s raise €1200 for Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Now, more than ever, mental health issues are at the centre of everyone’s concerns, and especially among young people. Jigsaw’s mission is to offer a listening ear, and to give expert advice and support to young people aged 12 – 25 years-old. They also give families, teachers, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and skills to be there for young people. ...
    19 Feb 2021
  • ... THUMBS UP FOR Brian Eastwood who also joined TEAM GAELFORCE on our 1200km journey with 12k on DAY 01 and with two activities of a total 29k on DAY 02! ...
    19 Feb 2021
  • ... DAY 03 IS THERE AND IT’S FRIDAY! LET’S GET TO GALWAY TODAY TEAM GAELFORCE! We got more km’s in from the first two days of the TEAM GAELFORCE FOR JIGSAW CHALLENGE: A big thank you to Tony Staunton-Unsworth for 5k on DAY 01, Patsy Folan with 6k on DAY 02, Alpha Monica Supertramp with two activities on DAY 01 of 35k and two activities on DAY 02 of 22k and not to forget Patricia Smith, who topped up her 10k from the first day with a 30k cycle yesterday. ...
    19 Feb 2021
  • ... With the help of Sean Higgins again with 12k, Stuart Morris with 6k, Ciara Young with 9k, Mary Young with 3k and Tom O’Brien who joined Team Gaelforce today with 2 activities of 8k and 4k we flew past Letterkenny! We'd suggest, it’s time for GALWAY tomorrow! GRMA for the generous donations today! LOOKING FORWARD TO DAY 03 OF TEAM GAELFORCE FOR JIGSAW!! ...
    18 Feb 2021
  • ... DAY 02 IS WORKING A TREAT! KEEP GOING, TEAM GAELFORCE! Gerard Mc Laughlin – 5k, Lorène Bourgeois – 7k, Hils Hudson- 7k, Shóna Acton- 5k, Shane Young- 7k, Jen O’ Mahony- 5k, Bridget Gavin- 6k, Jerome Bletterie- 10k, Amanda Joyce- 7k, Mary Young- 6k and Gareth Howard- 6k! 71k so far today and it’s not even dark. Let’s get to Letterkenny! ...
    18 Feb 2021
  • Nearly forgot Francis Kelly and his 17k yesterday evening! Thank you! @GaelforceEvents #JoinTeamGaelforce5days1200kJigsaw #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw
    18 Feb 2021
  • We had lots of fun yesterday and as a team we covered 150km. Northern Ireland we’re coming! Thanks to Patricia Smith for her donation and for 10k yesterday. Great to read that you’re keen to continue on for the next few days for a great cause! And thank you Amanda Joyce for being inspired by this challenge, going out for a walk after a hard day work to give 3k. EVERY KILOMETER IS APPRECIATED. EVERY LITTLE DONATION IS AS WELL! ...
    18 Feb 2021
  • 5k from Hils Hudson! Thanks! . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • DAYLIGHT MIGHT BE GONE, BUT YOU KEEP GOING: Thank you Gerard Mc Laughlin for your 9k Run, Sean Higgins (again!!!) for your 22k Ride, Stuart Morris for a 21k Run (aiming for 10...), Sheila Kilduff for clearing her head with 5k and Rob van der Helm for running 8k in Belgium. YOU'RE AMAZING, FOLKS! . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • Steve Loveland - 8k, Ciara Young - 8k, Shóna Acton - 7k! Yes, yes, yes! . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • 8k from Liz Keary! County Meath, we're coming! Find detailed info about the challenge on our blog: https://gaelforceevents.com/en/5-days-1200k-challenge . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • AND another 9k from Jerome this morning! Thank you! . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • Thank you for your 15km Ride this morning, Sean Higgins! #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • DAY 01 - ARE YOU IN? Team Gaelforce is on the way! Our target: 1200km. Join us! Thank you Shane, for the first 10k this morning. . .
    17 Feb 2021
  • IT’S TOMORROW! LET'S DO IT. Join Team Gaelforce for Jigsaw in our Strava Club and/or by donating on this page. The challenge starts tomorrow and will go on for 5 days. Our target: 1200km and €1200 For all of you who will take part in the coming days by recording an activity on Strava: 1. Please make your activity visible for everybody, so that we can count it against our 1200km target. All these activities count: Walk/Run/Cycle/Swim 2. Please name your activity “Team Gaelforce for Jigsaw / DAY 01, DAY 02… 3. Spread the word by tagging us in your social posts: @gaelforceevents #JoinTeamGaelforce5days1200kJigsaw #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw 4. Invite people to take part and donate to this great challenge by sharing our link: https://www.idonate.ie/jointeamgaelforceforjigsaw Find detailed info about the challenge on our blog: https://gaelforceevents.com/en/5-days-1200k-challenge See you tomorrow! Also, thanks a million to our donors so far, we’re grateful for your support and are looking forward seeing you at one of our events soon. Be it as a spectator or competitor! #EnterTheElements . .
    16 Feb 2021

“5 DAYS 1200K CHALLENGE”, A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR JIGSAW - 17/02/2021 - 21/02/2021

The goal of this challenge is to collectively run/walk/cycle/swim 1200 km and to raise €1200 for Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Now, more than ever, mental health issues are at the centre of everyone’s concerns, and especially among young people. Jigsaw’s mission is to offer a listening ear, and to give expert advice and support to young people aged 12 – 25 years-old. They also give families, teachers, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and skills to be there for young people.

We know training is not easy at the moment, so this is also a great challenge for you to (maybe) get back to it, to keep your training up and get out there! After all, we know how much exercising and sports can help with our mental health as well!

 

So, now, you’re probably wondering how does this work and how to participate?

 

As mentioned above, this challenge will last for 5 days, from 17th until 21st February 2021.

 

To participate, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Join the Gaelforce Strava Club. (https://www.strava.com/clubs/killary-gaelforce-147760) We will post events for each day of the challenge on this club. You can complete one, several or all of these events, it is up to you
  2. On this page here you can donate to Jigsaw. You can also view how our €1200 and 1200K target is going
  3. Share the fundraising page (https://www.idonate.ie/jointeamgaelforceforjigsaw) and the challenge with your friends and family, and on social media.Don’t forget to tag us @Gaelforceevents and use the hashtags #JoinTeamGaelforce5days1200kJigsaw #supportteamgaelforceforjigsaw.We will share your posts and stories on Instagram and Facebook!

 

At the end of this challenge, we will all have, as a team, virtually completed the 1200km there are between all of Jigsaw’s services.

On last thing – please remember to follow the government’s guidelines and exercise within your 5k!

We very much look forward to completing this challenge with you all!

 

 

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