Fundraising Inspiration: Gerry’s Sponsored Walk

Gerry Clancy is a Volunteer Ambassador and one of our most successful and consistent fundraisers. Recently, Gerry organised another incredibly successful fundraising event—a sponsored walk through the stunning scenery of County Limerick.

A group of 40 of Gerry’s friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances hiked up to the region’s highest point, to be rewarded with beautiful sunset views. Some walkers travelled 60 km to take part, and one person even walked a similar route in Fife Scotland, at the same time, in solidarity with the group.

The community of individuals, groups and families included walkers aged from seven to 70, together with their canine companion, Chloe. Describing the event, Gerry said: “We walked through forest and meadow, surrounded by the Ballyhouras, chatting, laughing, enjoying fantastic scenery, on a beautiful evening, while raising much needed funds.”

In the run-up to the walk, Gerry’s fundraiser commenced with an evening of music and bucket collection at local bar Healy’s. Despite the cost of living crisis and the financial pressure that so many people are feeling, the community raised over €5,000 from businesses and individual donations.

We are continually moved by Gerry and his community—how close, compassionate and caring they are—and we hope this story inspires you, too. 


If you’d like to host a sponsored event to raise funds for Refugee Support, just email our Fundraising Manager, Natalie, and we can provide any support and advice you might need. 

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