Walk 150,000 Steps for Brain Injury Survivors this January

Paul McGrath

This month, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland invites you to make a New Year’s Resolution that will make a life-changing difference to thousands of individuals and families across the country. As part of its annual Step Up for Brain Injury campaign, the organisation is seeking participants to walk 150,000 steps between January 1st and 31st, to raise vital funds for those impacted by acquired brain injury.

Football legend Paul McGrath will take on the challenge and encourages others to ‘Step Up’ in solidarity with brain injury survivors “19,000 people in Ireland acquire a brain injury every year – people of all ages whose lives are turned upside down overnight and who need the right support, at the right time to get things back on track. ‘Stepping Up for Brain Injury’ is a chance to get out and get active in the new year, but more importantly it’s a chance to make a real difference to the future of survivors and their families. This is the third year I’ve ‘Stepped Up’ for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and I want 2023 to be the most successful yet. So, get involved, register to take part, and join me on the journey to 150,000 steps in January.”

Paul will be sharing his journey across social media throughout the month and invites all participants to do the same. His video message to those interested in taking part can be viewed on Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s YouTube channel. Registration for the third annual Step Up for Brain Injury campaign is open now. Participation is free – all that’s required is a simple sign-up via Facebook or JustGiving. All those registered will receive a free Acquired Brain Injury Ireland neck buff, and those who raise €150 or more will receive a commemorative ‘Step Up’ medal. Details about how to get involved can be found online at www.abiireland.ie

An estimated 120,000 people in Ireland are living with a disability as the result of an acquired brain injury. Every step taken as part of the ‘Step Up’ challenge and every euro raised will benefit those impacted, as well as their families and carers. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is the country’s leading provider of specialised, community-based brain injury rehabilitation services. The organisation’s mission is to empower and support people with a brain injury to live their fullest and most independent life, with confidence. This is made possible by vital donations, including through campaigns like ‘Step Up for Brain Injury’.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.



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