A family of Dopes

€3,686 of €3,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 45 months
As most of our friends and family know, 2014 was a tough year in the Barnes household as one of our own was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The support we received as a family during this time was fantastic, but the support that our mum Catherine has received, and is still receiving, from the (Donation funded) Balbriggan Cancer Support Group has been incredible. In an effort to give back to them we've decided as a family that we wanted to take on our own personal challenges to raise some much needed funds and create more awareness for the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group.
Catherine has decided that she will take part in the Christmas morning Swim In The Sea at Balbriggan Beach.
For the rest of us - Myself (Karen)  my Dad (Declan)  and my Sister (Rachel) have decided on a 2 part challenge. The 1st part is to complete the Dublin City Marathon - it will be a 1st ever marathon for each of us -  We’ve already had quite the journey so far, from struggling to complete our 1ST 5K with 60second run intervals in our initial training to completing 16mile runs while on holiday in Spain.  Our marathon is just two weeks away now and dare I say we think we might just make it!
The second part of the Challenge takes place 10 weeks later. We will all be travelling to Orlando to participate in something called the "Dopey Challenge".  When you consider 4 runs (5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon & Full Marathon to finish) in 4 consecutive days, the name of the challenge is quite fitting!! You've had the hard sell, The Cause justifies it, we need to raise much needed funds to help the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group continue to provide the tremendous help and support to those  who need it most, so we now ask each of you  - All of our friends, family, collegues, aquaintences, and anyone else who happens to be reading this to dig deep and make a donation to this worthy cause using the link to our gofundme page or by coming  to us personally and making a donation. We want to raise a minimum of €2,000 so every donation however large or small will be gratefully received.
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WE DID IT!! We completed our first ever marathon. No rest for the wicked though it's back to training next week for the Dopey Challenge in January. Thanks to everyone for the support and donations.
Dublin Marathon 2016
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Bernadette Fagan
45 months ago
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wow ,you did great with fundraising so far,fair play to you all on finishing your first marathon,my daughter was marshall in chapelizod and saw one of you girls...xx

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€3,686 of €3,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 45 months
Created October 12, 2015
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UB
€15
Ursula Barlow
37 months ago

Well done to you all, such a great cause.

NP
€20
Neil Parsons
42 months ago

Well done to you all.

TE
€20
Tom & Eva
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Gantastic Job for a Great Cause. Well Done

KM
€50
Kiernan Murray
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Congratulations! Great Job, WELL DONE!

GR
€100
George Kay Rooney
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

So Proud of you all. Well Done. Fantastic Achievement.

GJ
€10
George Jackson
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Great Achievement. Well done Everyone

SD
€10
Shane Delahan
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well Done.

DB
€100
Denise Barnes
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Brilliant job. Congratulations to you all

KF
€20
Kevin Finn
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Great Achievement. Well Done.

CB
€100
Carol Barnes
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

Congratualtions everone. Fantastic Job!

Bernadette Fagan
45 months ago
1
1

wow ,you did great with fundraising so far,fair play to you all on finishing your first marathon,my daughter was marshall in chapelizod and saw one of you girls...xx

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