5k A Day Challenge For January Has Already Raised A Lot Of Money

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel in early December were, kneeling; Luke Boyle. Back; Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, Elma Walsh and Breda Dyland. Photo by Dermot Crean

TODAY is the day. The turkey and ham are well gone, the bottle banks are heaving and changes have had to be made to notches on the belt.

Now it’s time for a change and the perfect start can be made by starting the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health.

Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne is the main man behind the campaign which will raise funds for the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation, Kerry Cancer Support Group and the Make A Wish Foundation.

Last year, Poshey raised an amazing €5,722 for the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and Jigsaw Kerry as he took to the road every day to promote positive mental health. A glance at the gofundme page reveals the total for this year is already €10,400.

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He is hoping people will make the effort to get active this month for both the body and mind after the excesses of the festive season.

Each day people are asked to do an activity and to donate €1 to the chosen charities. If you complete the 31 days you donate €31 (donating is optional).

The activity each day can involve a 5k walk/run, cycle/swim for 30 minutes, a yoga or Pilates or fitness class for 1 hour.  For more information go to the gofundme page here or check out the Facebook page here

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