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Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club have launched their 'Making Miles Matter' initiative, to raise funds for their club to ensure a safe return to their sport. Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club have launched their 'Making Miles Matter' initiative, to raise funds for their club to ensure a safe return to their sport.

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Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club have launched their ‘Making Miles Matter’ initiative, to raise funds for their club to ensure a safe return to their sport.

Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie #MakingMilesMatter fundraiser

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

Making Miles Matter initiative aims to keep everyone active for the month of May

Making Miles Matter initiative aims to keep everyone active for the month of May

Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club have launched their ‘Making Miles Matter’ initiative, with the aim of keeping everyone active for the month of May and to raise funds for their club to ensure a safe return to their sport.

The club’s initiative is a joint effort between their players, coaches, club officers and their families and they want you joining them on their journey. They are asking you to share when you are out for a walk by taking a photo, telling them who is in the photo and sending it to them on their social media with the words ‘Miles for Munster.’

Due to Government guidelines Wheelchair hurling has effectively been cancelled since March 2020. Following their 2019 All-Ireland success, the aim for 2020 was retaining the title. However, two training sessions into the new year, a group decision was taken on March 5th to take a two week break due to Covid-19 and by the end of March they would be back training.

Fifty-five weeks later and we are no closer to a return to training or to competition. The committee have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth and safe return to Wheelchair hurling. This comes with a huge cost and they are taking on this fundraiser to alleviate some of the cost.

Fifteen of their players (Junior and Senior) are undertaking a daily movement challenge from May 1st to 31st. They want as many people as possible to join them in their their ‘Making Miles Matter’ Challenge. The top participants km’s on each day will be tallied and a table will be created.

Speaking on the fundraiser Laura Lowry of Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie after Day 2 commented, “We have come to the end of Day 2 in our Making Miles Matter initiative. We are so grateful to everyone that has joined us so far. Together we have clocked up an incredible 211.13 miles today. That’s over 400 miles in 48 hours!

To the 45 people who submitted miles for Munster Wheelchair Hurling Camogie Club Thank you. We are delighted to have you on our journey! To everyone who donated to our GoFundMe page, thank you all so much!”

To donate to this fundraiser go HERE 

For more stories on camogie go HERE 

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