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Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk – Going National for St. Patrick’s Day 2016!

Annual fundraiser takes place in Dublin, Cork and Galway this year

The annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17th next and this year it’s going national with events in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Aware volunteer director and Dublin All-Ireland winner Bernard Brogan launched the events at Dublin Port today. Participants can register online now at aware.ie and all funds raised go to Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services.

Speaking ahead of the launch Bernard Brogan said, ‘It’s fantastic that Aware’s St. Patricks’ Day fundraiser is going national. The event started in Dublin 11 years ago and raises €40,000 for Aware’s work each time. There’s a really important link between exercise and mental health and this is a brilliant opportunity to get involved, get your heart pumping and be part of what is really just a big, happy day out. It’s a great event to do with friends and family or a perfect way to set yourself a solo challenge!”

The Harbour2Harbour Walks take participants along some of Europe’s most scenic seafront routes in the three counties. In Dublin over 2,000 people are expected to take part with a 26km route between Howth and Dun Laoghaire Harbours; in Cork the spectacular Carrigaline to Crosshaven route offers a 5k or 10k option, and in Galway the 8km route takes in Salthill Prom, South Park and Mutton Island.

Dublin Port Company is sponsoring the Dublin event for the second year running and will provide a fun-filled halfway point at Berth 18, close to the Eastlink toll bridge in the capital. Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services with Dublin Port Company said, “The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk showcases the exceptional beauty of Dublin Bay and the Port itself, something which we should all be very proud of. I’ve no doubt Berth 18 will be a welcome stop-off again this year as people reach the halfway point! We are proud to help Aware make this a really enjoyable event to be part of and look forward to welcoming people to the Port on the day.”

Online registration for the Harbour2Harbour Walk is now available on aware.ie. Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family, with all funds raised going to Aware’s nationwide depression support, education and information services. Aware also provides extensive services throughout Dublin and more information is available on the website. The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walks 2015 are proudly supported by Dublin Port Company, 98FM (Dublin), Red FM (Cork) and Galway Bay FM. Dublin Bay Cruises are also supporting the event this year with €5 from every journey taken on the St. Bridget on St. Patrick’s Day donated to Aware.

Dublin Port Pictures: Conor McCabe Photography

Stepping out at Dublin Port to launch the annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk were Aware Volunteer Director Bernard Brogan, Aware Business Development Executive Drew Flood, Aware Event Development Executive Emily Barton, Tracy Moore Dublin Port with her dog Amber and Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services at Dublin Port which is sponsoring the event for a second year. Taking place on St. Patrick’s Day (17th March 2016), the nationwide event include walks in Dublin, Cork and Galway along some of Europe’s most scenic seafronts, with all funds raised going to Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services. Participants can register now at www.aware.ie.

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