Shane’s Fundraiser for ISPCC Childline

Shane ISPCC Challenge

Local man Shane Hanbury is currently undertaking a challenge to raise funds for the ISPCC Childline. The challenge entails; Run 100 miles (160km) with a 10kg weight vest. And 5,000 pullups (weight vest), 5,000 push ups (weight vest), 5,000 tricep bar dips (weight vest) and 5,000 situps (weight vest). A target of €1000 was set at the beginning of the challenge and they have nearly hit the target.

Shane commented “We had hoped to raise at least €1000 before the challenge finishes. It is a really tough challenge, I have been starting my days at 4.30/5am to get some of it done before working in my business all day then running up till 9.30/10 pm with my partner and some of her family. We aren’t too far off the target amount so I would really appreciate any support.” 

ISPCC Childline relies on donations for 90 per cent of its funding. Public support for the service is vital. They wish to see an Ireland where all children are heard and valued. Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour national listening service for all children and young people (under the age of 18) in Ireland. It is private, confidential and non-judgemental and can be contacted for free from anywhere in Ireland. Childline can be contacted by any child or young person by calling 1800 66 66 66, texting to 50101 or chatting online at 24 hours a day, every day. For more information on Childline see

Shane asks for support for this fantastic cause “I’m raising money for ISPCC Childline and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps”.

Donations can be made through Facebook where 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit. 

To follow the challenge and to make a donation please see

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