We are delighted to announce we are a charity partner for Project Empower 2022. Fergus Farrell who was a NRH Spinal Patient due to a workplace accident, had a 5% chance of walking again. A year later, on the anniversary of the accident Fergus walked for 5 days from Athenry to the NRH and raised vital funds for the NRH Spinal Programme which are being used for an outreach programme.
PROJECT EMPOWER – World Record Attempt
On Monday 13th of June 2022, Fergus and his friend, former professional Rugby Player Damian Browne will attempt an unsupported row from New York City to Galway Bay rowing over 1.5 Million Oar Strokes.
They are hoping to raise life changing funds for the NRH and 3 other charities, Ability West, Galway Simon and Madra, while also attempting to break world record attempt!
You can follow their journey on the live tracking system, as they attempt to reach home under 55 days!
Speaking at the launch of this challenge, Fergus Farrell said:
“𝙱𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙳𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚞𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚖𝚊𝚖𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚜. 𝙰𝚜 𝚍𝚊𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚜𝚔 𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚜, 𝚠𝚎 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚞𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚗’𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚎𝚏𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚏𝚒𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚜.”
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