Many will say – Do one thing every day that scares you – for some Dublin H+K staff this recently became a reality.
On Friday 28th April a group of brave (or questionably crazy!) H+K staff members from the Dublin office took on the challenge of abseiling down the Smithfield tower in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
Each night 20 families stay at Ronald McDonald House while a sick child is receiving treatment at CHI, Crumlin Dublin.
Away from home and their known comforts RMHC provide the home from home so that they can concentrate on what matters most - their sick child. RMHC recognise that some of the best medicine is family - so these charity events help with funding to keep families close.
The Smithfield tower in Dublin is 190ft high with 244 steps to reach the top and on this occasion only one way down which required leaning back over the edge and putting faith in the abseiling ropes.
The H+K team conducted over 2 months of fundraising efforts in advance of this challenge and to date are at 117% of their assigned target.
On the day the team descended in pairs, the first down were Deirdre Maguire and Carla O Hare. A formidable team they were focussed and committed from top to bottom landing with smiles and relief to the cheers of supporting family and friends.
The second pair were Naiady Frota and Glenn Hogan. This pair certainly gave a display of synchronised abseiling all the way with the occasional pause for a chat and a smile
The final pair to descend were Hubert Piatek and Liz Craven on this this occasion known as Spiderman and Ronald McDonald. Spiderman inevitably descended with speed, agility and precision while Ronald was to be seen clowning around but eventually coming to land. Unfortunately two team members Jason Lambourne and Shaun McMahon were unable to participate on the day but worked hard with fundraising on the leadup and Caroline O Sullivan assisted with all communications with RMHC and kept all focussed on the target at hand.
Support from the greater H+K family was incredible with well wishes and contributions from all regions. Staff were also in attendance to support on the day.
There are many RMHC events globally, all are encouraged to part-take for this noteworthy cause.
Next up in Ireland is the 50K / 100K cycling challenge and we wish all participants well.
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