Green Rebel was proud to be the main sponsor of the Challenge 21 fundraiser that took place on the 19th of June, in aid of the Cork Down Syndrome Centre. The event consisted of a 21km walk/run/jog [the equivalent of a half-marathon] from Haul Bowline Island to Páirc Uí Caoimh.
The event attracted more than 300 people to take part, with Irish Olympian Rob Heffernan at the lead. An additional 60 people volunteered at the event, manning water stations, picking up rubbish and handing out goodie bags.
The Down Syndrome Centre in Cork is a Forge-Hill based facility which offers services to children with Down Syndrome and their families. The Centre is a registered charity but does not receive government funding and is wholly reliant on the generosity of the public and local businesses to operate.
They provide vital and affordable services to children with Down Syndrome, including speech and language therapy and early development programmes. They also strive to provide parents, expectant parents, family members and the general public with information, advice and support to better understand and facilitate young children with Down Syndrome.
The aim of the charity is to practically help their service users enjoy the most fulfilling and independent lives possible. The funds raised from this event has aided the centre in continuing to provide vital early intervention services to 120 children with Down Syndrome in Cork.
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