A major fundraising initiative will take place this Saturday when over 80 teams will run up to 250 kilometres to raise funds for three of the hospitals and their staff that were and are on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
We spoke to the team behind the event to learn more about it and to Irish Rugby international Linda Djougang who has worked as a nurse throughout.
“It’s our first time doing a virtual event,” said Rosie King from Trinity Sport.
“To date we have over 80 teams and they have the opportunity to do one of three races from 45 kilometres up to 250 kilometres.”
“I was doing my placement during the six nations,” said Linda Djougang. “Nobody expected it to be anything like it was but I just had to roll up my sleeves and get into it.”
“I love nursing, it’s what I want to do.”
“And it’s still not over, we need to keep listening to advice to make sure we can manage this.”
“As teams we had to support each other mentally. There were no families coming in to visit and the group of us that worked together really connected with each other.”
We also spoke to Kelly Crowley from Tallaght University Hospital foundation on where the money will go, and to Maureen Hewitt and Richella Boggan from the event sponsors the Positive Success Group.