The Cara Bundoran Challenge is run on a totally not-for-profit basis.
Cara Bundoran Challenge 2017
Our Chosen Charities for 2017 is Cycle Against Suicide & RNLI
Cara Bundoran Challenge 2016
Our Chosen Charities for 2016 is Special Olympics Ireland & CMRF Crumlin
Cara Bundoran Challenge 2015
Our chosen Charities for 2015 is Act for Meningitis, Fighting Blindness and Shout Cancer Care
Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It provides a professional counselling service to support people affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower everyone in Ireland living with severe vision impairment.
ACT for Meningitis is a charity supporting everyone affected by meningitis, while also raising awareness of this life changing disease. ACT for Meningitis is a non-profit organisation based in Galway, Ireland. It was established in 2011 by Siobhán and Noel Carroll, who in 2008 lost their precious daughter Aoibhe, aged 4, to meningitis.
Cara Bundoran 10 Challenge 2014
Thank you to everyone that took part in the Cara 10 Challenge 2014. We had approx 1,500 entrants and raised over €15,000 from the event and funds went to 3 designated charities including Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, The Marie Keating Foundation and Neighbourhood Youth Project (NYP) Bundoran
LauraLynn Ireland’s First Children’s Hospice opened in September 2011.
In Ireland there are over 1,400 children with life limiting conditions. Aside from the care they provide, there is a limited pediatric palliative care programme available for families. Already since September, LauraLynn House has cared for 104 families. However as they have no state funding, continued support from the community and corporate fundraisers is vital!
The Hospice or House “home away from home” as Jane McKenna prefers to call it, is about respite for the family as a whole.
For parents, it will give that much needed break – often as simple as a decent night’s sleep. It will also support healthy siblings, who are very much left out, when a sick child needs 24 hour care. It will offer families a choice when the end comes and ongoing support for the family when the child has passed on, for as long as they choose, which is hugely important, as life can never be the same again. Home Care is also a huge part of the service, as is linking with other organisations working in similar areas.
Working together to beat cancer through awareness, education and support services.
Following their mother Marie’s death in 1998 from breast cancer, the Keating family promised to try to provide all women and their families with vital information which could help them to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Their collective aim was to “enlighten not frighten”. The Marie Keating Foundation is now a leading voice in cancer awareness and information for both men and women in Ireland.
The Bundoran NYP is a community based family support service, working with young people aged 10 – 18 years and their families. The NYP is jointly managed by Foroige and the Health Service Executive.
The Project provides a range of programmes and activities which assist young people in their own development. The Project works directly with young people at individual, group and family levels, providing specialised programmes for young people who are experiencing personal or social difficulties.
Cara Bundoran 10 Challenge 2013
2013 event attracted over 1,500 entrants and raised over €,15,000 for the 2 official designated charities; The North West Hospice and St Vincent de Paul. The Challenge also supported the local RNLI with a life saving defibrillator to assist with the work they carry out every day. Many of the runners and walkers also had their own sponsorship cards for local and national charities.
Cara Bundoran 10 Challenge 2012
The 2012 Run raised over €7,000 for various Charities including The Irish Heart Foundation and Barrettstown Foundation.