Spar gets walking shoes on for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Head2Head Walk 2017
As charity partner to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Spar was fully on board to support the annual scenic Head2Head Walk and provide much needed refreshments for the walkers along the route.
29 September 2017
The Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Head2Head Walk 2017 was a 24-mile walk which started at Howth Head and ended at Bray Head, was the perfect opportunity for people to see the coastline up close and personal, with dramatic panoramic views of Dublin Bay and lots of famous landmarks along the way.
In addition to the full route, organisers offered two shorter 12-mile route options – Howth Head to Sandymount Strand, and Sandymount Strand to Bray Head.
Spar volunteers provided Spar water, sandwiches and fruit at the lunch stop in Sandymount, as well as providing Spar water and goodie bags to all 500 walkers at the end of the event.
Fergal Smyth, fundraising manager with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, said the Head2Head Walk offers the chance to truly discover our shores and to take life at a different pace. “The annual Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Head2Head Walk is the perfect antidote for the stresses and strains or our 21st century lives,” said Smyth. “We know from past walkers, that this is a great opportunity to take time out from all the hustle and bustle of life.
“Of course, not only do participants get to make lots of friends and to discover a part of Ireland that they rarely get to see, but they also get the feel good factor of raising funds for a very worthy cause,” he said.
Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director, said the Spar team was delighted to be involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Head2Head walk. “Spar retailers and BWG Foods head office staff alike also took part in the walk and fundraised for the charity,” he said. “Spar is determined to make a real difference to those living with cystic fibrosis in Ireland today.”
To date, Spar has raised over €60,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland since the retailer announced its charity partnership in June of this year.
With around 1,200 people with cystic fibrosis, Ireland has the highest rate per head of population in the world.