Tallaght man heads up Concern’s humanitarian focus to challenge people

Tallaght man heads up Concern’s humanitarian focus to challenge people

By Aideen O’Flaherty

A TALLAGHT man is at the helm of a new competition being launched by the charity Concern, which will challenge people to do humanitarian-focused challenges to raise money for the charity.

Some of the challenges include surviving on €5 worth of food, having a daily allowance of 5 litres of water for cooking, cleaning and drinking and any number of challenges that competitors come up with themselves.

Jonathan Power Concern 19 January 2017

People are invited to sign up for the inaugural Concern World Champions competition in groups, to raise funds for the charity and for the chance to win a one week trip to one of the 27 countries Concern operates in to see how the money raised was spent.

The manager of the contest, Jonathan Power, who is from Tallaght, said: “Teams come up with their own name and their own fundraising events, but every month we’ll be setting them an extra challenge and asking them to keep online diaries and to post updates, images and videos on social media.

“If they complete these challenges, they will earn extra points and move up the leader board in what promises to be a very competitive fundraising game with a life-changing prize.”

The teams will amass points through their fundraising efforts and by maintaining an online presence documenting their challenges.

The team with the most points and who raise a minimum of €3,000 will be crowned the winner this May.

Registrations can be made by emailing worldchampions@concern.net with further details available at www.concernworldchampions.ie

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