Kerry Charity Looks For People To Take Part In Croke Park Abseil

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Breda Dyland KCSG, Colm Cooper Ambassador KCSG, John Kelly Organising Committee looking forward to the charity abseil in Croke Park this August.

THE team at Kerry Cancer Support Group launched their “Leap of Faith ‘22” challenge on Saturday last with charity ambassador Colm Cooper doing a demo on the day.

The abseil will take place in Croke Park on August 21. They are looking for fearless fundraisers to descend from the iconic Hogan Stand and abseil over 100 feet to pitch side.

Funds raised from the abseil will finance the work being done by the Group in Kerry, West Cork and West Limerick in the provision of their supported Healthlink transport services. These transport patients to cancer related appointments free of charge in the region.

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The funds will ensure that the group continues to uphold its mission and vision – “That no one should face their cancer journey alone”. Since setting up the transport service in 2010 the group have transported over 6.000 service users to nearly 60.000 appointments and have become affectionately known as a travelling support group.

Kerry Cancer Support Group have not set a fundraising goal for the abseil as its their first time doing the event.

They hope that the challenge will be a popular one in Kerry and provide a unique opportunity to see the Hogan Stand from a different angle.

Spaces are limited so there is a €100 registration fee to secure a place. The Group will not set a target for each individual but hope that each does their best to raise funds to help keep this vital service on the road.

Breda Dyland, Service Manager, with KCSG said; “We hope that the day will be an exciting one with a difference in Croke Park. Kerry people are accustomed to a very different view from the Hogan Stand and doing the abseil with us will certainly be the ultimate adrenaline rush. We have been planning this for the past year and a half but restrictions meant we waited until now to book our slot.

“We are really looking forward to a day with family, friends and colleagues. Kerry Comedian Bernard Casey was one of the first people to sign up so he should keep us entertained! We like many other charities are still in the midst of the fallout from the pandemic. Fundraising took a backseat because we were too busy keeping everyone safe. We hope that the “Leap of Faith ‘22” challenge will raise much needed for the service and help us to continue to provide the vital transport links to treatment centres in the region.”

If you would like information on the Leap of Faith ‘22” challenge  go to their website or contact

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