In Clontarf Rugby Club we strive to be a community focused club, with an awareness of how we can best contribute to the needs of our members in both a sporting sense as well as off the field.
We are proud of our rich history of not just being a sociable club, but a club that also tries to give back to society where possible.
Traditionally, we have run a very successful annual Ladies Lunch in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness, which over the years has raised significant funds for this very worthy cause.
Last year, in the early stages of the pandemic, we had to cancel the event, and given the current circumstances, the event will not be able to proceed this year either.
However, all is not lost and we now have a new opportunity for our members to raise funds for charity.
We have decided to partner up with TrainM8 to take part in “Gimme1000” in aid of Pieta House and The Irish Cancer Society. This is particularly appropriate to us, as Pieta House is a charity which has also previously benefitted from fund-raising tag tournaments in the Club.
“Gimme1000” is a virtual event that will take place on Saturday, 20th February 2021.
Participants are challenged to complete 1,000 repetitions of any exercise or activity of their choice within 24 hours. Last year examples included push-ups, air squats, sit-ups and jumping jacks.
This year, they are encouraging participants to get creative and the activity is open to interpretation as to how each participant will choose to give their own unique 1,000.
For younger members of the Club, 1,000 passes or kicks – 500 off good and bad side for example – could be a good idea (within permitted family groupings). For more senior members, 1,000 steps up and down stairs may better suit their fitness level.
Other suggestions could be picking up 1,000 pieces of rubbish within your 5km area, or even reading 1,000 pages in (one or more) books. Whichever option you choose – there is something for everyone!