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Trinity Sport Virtual Challenge Raises €8,180 for Frontline Heroes

All Proceeds Raised will be split evenly between St. James hospital foundation, Tallaght University Hospital Foundation and St. Vincent’s Foundation

Published: August 19, 2020

Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes virtual challenge has raised over €8,100, all proceeds will be split evenly between St. James Hospital Foundation, Tallaght University Hospital Foundation and St. Vincent’s Foundation. Over 165 participants took part in the Frontline Heroes Challenge on Saturday, 18th July from all over the world including Ireland, Sydney, Dubai, USA, Germany, London and Singapore and a total distance of 1,948.63KM was completed on the day (the equivalent of running from Dublin to Spain).

All the proceeds raised will go directly towards purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, hospital mobile workstations to reduce the rate of infection among healthcare workers and a much-needed healing garden which is currently being planned for St. James Hospital. The virtual challenge was driven by the Trinity College Dublin student body with the Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCD SU) team completing over 100km on the day. Trinity Sports clubs also entered teams including fencing, ultimate frisbee, trampolining, hockey and athletics. Trinity Fencing entered four teams to the Frontline Heroes virtual challenge and raised an impressive €620.

Kelly Crowley, Head of Development at Tallaght University Hospital Foundation commented, “As we look in awe at the hospital staff working so tirelessly, we are incredibly thankful to Trinity Sport, Positive Success Group and the wider Trinity College Dublin community for raising vital funds for our healthcare workers at a time of great pressure. You have added a layer of protection through raising vital funds for mobile workstations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will help our healthcare workers to do their jobs with far less stress and worry. For that we are incredibly grateful.”

Michelle Tanner, Head of Sport and Recreation, Trinity College Dublin commented, “The team at Trinity Sport would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who took part, donated and supported the Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes Challenge especially the official sponsor, Positive Success Group and the wider Trinity College Dublin community. The Frontline Heroes Challenge was the first virtual event organised by Trinity Sport, we were delighted with the participation, engagement and the funds raised for our charity partners. We are looking forward to organising and hosting more virtual events soon.”

Maureen Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Positive Success Group commented: “The team at Positive Success Group were delighted to be the official partner of the Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes Challenge. Our Frontline Heroes have shown immense dedication and resilience since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Positive Success Group wanted to join Trinity Sport in saying ‘thank you’ to our Frontline Heroes for putting their normal lives on hold to protect us during this crisis.”

Thank you to everyone who took part, donated and supported the Trinity Sport Frontline Heroes Challenge, we look forward to hosting more virtual challenge and events soon.