Boru Triathlon Club is taking on the bold and brave challenge of cycling from Mizen to Malin in aid of NorthStar
The 650 km journey will begin at Mizen Head and finish at Malin Head
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
Boru Triathlon Club is taking on the bold and brave challenge of cycling from Mizen to Malin Head in aid of the NorthStar Family Support Project.
Joe Slattery, Coordinator of the Northstar Family Support Project will also be taking part with all the funds raised will be going towards the Northstar Family Support Project.
The Northstar Family Support Project offers free support to families living with a loved one who is substance dependent. Having a loved one who is substance dependent can be very traumatic and emotionally draining for family members. It is not uncommon for loved ones to experience feelings of despair, shame, internal blame, and feelings of loss and sometimes they are unsure how best to move forward.
The Northstar Family Support Project offers one on one support, peer and educational groups, access to counselling and other holistic therapies. The focus of these interventions is to provide space and time for families to work through the different feelings they are experiencing and to look at the ways they are responding to their loved ones and how those actions are affecting them and other family members. The charity does this work by providing one on one support, information, stress management, peer-led support groups, access to counselling, holistic therapies, etc. They provide time and space for families to speak freely without judgement.
The Boru Triathlon Club are a multi-sport club for the Killaloe Ballina community and surrounding areas. They cater for all levels of experience and interest, whether you just want to get into shape with the club’s training or compete in a triathlon.
The cyclists participating in the cycle have donated their time and will cover the costs of their own accommodation and subsistence for the journey so that 100% of the donations go directly to Northstar Family Support Project.
Mizen Head, County Cork is the most southerly point of mainland Ireland and Malin Head, County Donegal is Ireland’s most northerly point. The Boru Triathlon Club will set off on Thursday, June 23 and aim to complete the 650km journey over 4 days, finishing the journey on Sunday, June 26.
So far, over €500 has been raised out of the €1,000 goal and the Boru Triathlon Club is kindly asking the public to donate as much as they can.
Joe Slattery, Northstar Family Project Co-ordinator said, “We help families that are affected by a loved one’s substance abuse in a caring environment, where families can come in to get the supports they need to help them live day to day. Any donations towards our cause would be greatly appreciated.”
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