More than 60 members of Westpark Fitness in Tallaght took part in a gym indoor triathlon last month, raising the huge sum of €3,351.18 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI).
Westpark Fitness Assistant Manager, Alison Benson, who organised the successful triathlon, and Duty Manager Sharon Hogan presented the cheque to SBHI CEO Tom Scott earlier this week.
After receiving the cheque, Mr Scott said:
“I would sincerely like to thank the Westpark Fitness staff and gym members for undertaking such a successful triathlon fundraising event on behalf of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI).
“The €3,351.81 raised by your efforts and those of the many members who took part in the triathlon at Westpark Fitness last month is a phenomenal sum. SBHI was delighted to receive the donation and we will use it to make the most difference possible to those we support across Ireland.”
SBHI serves over 1000 people who live with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, and also supports thousands of other people who are affected by the conditions including family, friends, carers, and the education and medical professionals who interact with our members on a daily basis.
They deliver their support through the following departments within SBHI; the Family Support Worker team, the Youth and Respite team, the SBHI Resource Centre (Clonshaugh), the Education Officer, and the National Resource Centre, Clondalkin.
The staff involved in this work are highly dedicated and seek to ensure that every person in Ireland living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus receives maximum access to life-transforming services over the whole of their life-time.
“Amongst our most exciting work is that of the SHINE summer project which sees over 80 members attending six separate week-long residential camps that facilitate independence training, peer support, and social opportunities-all underpinned with a huge dose of fun!” added Mr Scott.
”By raising this money, Westpark Fitness staff and members have made and will continue to make a huge contribution towards ensuring that SHINE can continue to take place“ they have made a wonderful difference and we thank them again for this.”
To find out more about SBHI, the conditions we work with, and how to get involved, please see: www.sbhi.ie
To donate €2 to SBHI via text message, please text SBHI to 50300
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