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Tipperary people urged to join next month's 100k run for GOAL

Event will raise much-needed funds for vulnerable communities


GOAL's Fundraising and Events Officer, Helena O'Mahony, getting into training for the 100k August Challenge

Humanitarian aid agency, GOAL, is appealing to young and old all over Tipperary to join its 100k in August challenge to raise much-needed funds to support its work with vulnerable communities all over the world.

GOAL is inviting people to run, walk, cycle or swim 100k over the month – and to have lots of fun at the same time.

While it is a tough challenge, it is a novel way for supporters to make a huge difference helping GOAL respond to humanitarian crises in 14 countries around the world.

The beauty about the challenge is that it can be done at your own pace – and with family and friends in their local areas, or while they are away on staycation.

GOAL Director of Fundraising, Eamon Sharkey, said: “This is a time of the year when people all over Ireland are taking advantage of the long days and getting outdoors. After the tough time with Covid-19 and lockdown, it is great to see communities enjoying the beautiful amenities all around them. We are appealing to people of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors while supporting GOAL’s work at the same time.

“Last year GOAL supported more than 14.3 million people in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in the areas of nutrition, health, livelihoods and emergency response. Our teams have also rolled out Covid-19 awareness programmes in all our countries. We cannot do this vital work without the support of the people of Ireland.”

GOAL has created a Facebook group of people taking on this challenge. Those who sign up get a special 100km Challenge T-Shirt.

For more information see 100km-in-august/

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