A sponsored 4km walk will take place around the Hellfire Club to mark World Alzheimer’s Day next Saturday, 21st September, starting at 9.45am (from the Hellfire Club carpark).
The walk is organised by Bloomfield Mental Health Services in Rathfarnham to help raise funds for the benefit of mental health residents and patients.
Founded over 200 years ago, Bloomfield is a registered mental health charity in south County Dublin providing specialist treatment and care for a range of serious and enduring conditions including Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease. It is also the only organisation in Ireland providing in-patient treatment and care for individuals with Huntington’s Disease (HD) – one of the most devastating neurological conditions known to man.
“So many of our residents require wheelchairs to get around,” said Brendan Phelan, Head of Communications at Bloomfield, “and this walk, marking World Alzheimer’s Day, will help raise funds for wheelchair-accessible transport and to improve the general quality of life for patients and residents.”
Those interested in helping can register for the walk, donate and/or find more information on www.bloomfield.ie or can contact Bloomfield Mental Health Services on (01) 495 0021.
We’re excited to announce our participation in Soccer Palooza on World Mental Health Day, September 14th 2019. Taking place inside the Santry Soccer dome, it’s a family-friendly festival that features a 6-a-side soccer tournament with teams representing companies from all 32 counties of Ireland.
Trevor Keith – competing in Ironman Sunday 23 June 2019
Momentum Support’s own Trevor Keith – site manager at Bombardier Belfast – is competing in the IRONMAN CORK on the 23rd June 2019.
The Ironman is the hardest one-day endurance race in the world, covering a staggering 140 miles from start to finish. Athletes begin with a 2.4-mile swim – followed by an 11-mile bike race, topped off with a regular marathon run of 26.2 miles.
For the Cork Ironman, athletes will start with a 2.4-mile, 2-lap swim, starting from Claycastle beach in Youghal Bay. They’ll then take to the scenic roads of County Cork for two laps of a 112-mile course that includes Middleton, home to the Jameson Distillery, and breathtaking views over Youghal Bay, Ballycotton Island and Cork Harbour. The final marathon takes racers back to Youghal where they’ll cross the finish line in Market Square.
“It has been a real physical challenge for me training 6 days a week for the last 7 months,” Trevor says. “My personal target is to complete the race in and around 13 or 14 hours in all 3 disciplines.”
Trevor is running in support of PIPS, a Belfast Registered charity (number 104726) established in 2003 following the suicides of 14 young people under the age of 18 in an area of North Belfast. As a community-based organisation, they offer a care team service and family support for those bereaved by suicide.
100% of the money Trevor raises will go to PIPS. To donate, visit:
Verona Pentony of Momentum Support was delighted to attend the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as a Be Unified volunteer.
More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competed in 24 summer sports, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. During the event, Momentum Support had the pleasure of introducing CSR strategy, attending the Digicel Lunch and met a wide variety of guests and personalities.
For Verona, meeting Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager, 24, was a defining moment for her. At the age of two, Hanna was diagnosed with leukemia and her first fight began. She started on the slopes with Special Olympics Colorado at the age of 13. From there, she joined unified basketball, swimming, and cycling. Hanna was selected to give her high school graduation speech and received a scholarship from the John Lynch Foundation as the “Exceptional Star of the Year.” She then served as a member of the Youth Activation Council, training athletes on the importance of healthy living – and a contributor for ABC Denver 7 News where she earned a Heartland Broadcast Emmy for her piece titled “More Alike Than Different.” She now holds a Leadership role, such as a Health Messenger and now as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger.
Momentum Support would like to extend their congratulations and warm wishes to all of the participants and volunteers.
Verona Pentony with fellow Founding member of the Open Doors Initiative Margot Slattery, CEO Sodexo & Breege O’Donoghue, an inspirational speaker after 37 years with Penneys/Primark, now she holds an Ambassadorial role for the brand.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, together with Norah Casey and Focus Ireland hosted an event in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Theme was Women in the Community overcoming adversity and realising full potential. Most appropriately held on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019.
Verona Pentony of Momentum Support was delighted to have received an invitation to the event and is pictured in attendance with other guests.