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121 Fitness Provides Fabulous Fundraiser for RehabCare

27/08/2015 121 Fitness Provides Fabulous Fundraiser for RehabCare

Over 160 people from across Navan and Co. Meath participated in the 121 Fitness 6k charity run in aid of RehabCare on August 1st last. It turned out to be a beautiful morning, with the sun shining throughout on all the runners and the many supporters who turned out to cheer them on. The event was used as a final challenge for the eight-week block challenge courses at 121 Fitness, and other members of the public, supporters and people who use the services of RehabCare also participated. There was a fantastic response to the fundraising element of the day and afterwards a cheque for €5,035 was presented by Darrell Smith of 121 Fitness, who organised the event, to RehabCare. Mayor of Navan, Councillor Joe Reilly and Councillor Francis Deane acted as official starters while Russell Restaurant and Checkovs Navan provided refreshments. 

Kieran O’Sullivan, Community Service Manager at RehabCare, Navan said, “Well done to everyone who participated in the 121 Fitness/RehabCare 6k run. The funds raised will go directly towards developing RehabCare’s adult day service in Navan and providing new activities to the people who use the service. We hope to  bring forward plans to move the service into Navan town centre, increasing opportunities for full participation in community life. We would like to thank Darrell Smith of 121 Fitness in the Mullaghboy Industrial Estate for organising the whole event , along with all the volunteer helpers on the day and our refreshment providers, Russells restaurant and Chekovs”.

RehabCare’s adult day service in Navan supports 65 people with physical and intellectual disabilities from across Meath. A range of activities is provided,  such as personal and social development, independent living skills, computer skills training, numeracy and literacy training, cookery, arts and crafts, photography, community integration, work experience, music and sport.

Mr O’Sullivan went on to say that while core funding is received from the HSE, RehabCare is reliant on fundraising to provide for service enhancements and additional resources which add value to the  experiences of the people who use the service.  “RehabCare is very grateful  to everyone who  supported the event and all of our fundraising efforts throughout the year, ”he added.

Every year, RehabCare supports some 8,000 children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, people with autism and people with an acquired brain injury across Ireland. RehabCare enables them to realise their dreams, learn skills, access job opportunities and strive towards living more independent lives. RehabCare is part of the Rehab Group, which supports more than 60,000 people every year in Ireland and the UK.

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