Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dublin Fire Brigade Pump Push 2013

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Event: Dublin Firefighters set off from Swords on their cross border Charity Pump Push from Dublin to Belfast in aid of CanTeen Ireland, IMNDA and SOS Suicide or Survive.

Date and time: Wednesday 31st July, 2013 at 10pm

Venue: Wrights Café Bar, Swords

A large contingent of Dublin firefighters are doing a cross border charity relay run from Dublin to Belfast on 31st July / 1st Aug 2013 to coincide with the opening of the World Police & Fire Games. They will be pushing a portable pump (weighing ½ tonne) the 105 miles to Belfast where they will then be participating in the opening ceremony of the Games. There’s a long record breaking history of Pump Pushing within DFB over the years, the most recent in 2002 when firefighters ran to Galway carrying Breathing Apparatus.

This event is a huge fundraiser for charity and the firefighters have been collecting for three main charities CanTeen Ireland (CanTeen is a nationwide support group for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who have or have had cancer), IMNDA ( primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease) and SOS Suicide or Survive (an organization whose aim is to challenge stigma in relation to mental health and suicide and to provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes to communities nationwide).

Cllr Kieran Dennison, Mayor of Fingal, will send them on their way.

The Pump will be pushed through: Swords, Balbriggan, Drougheda, Dunleer, Castlebellingham, Dubdalk, Newry, Scarva, Banbridge, Moira, Lisburn, Belfast.

There’s a long record breaking history of Pump Pushing within DFB over the years, the most recent in 2002 when Firefighters ran to Galway carrying Breathing Apparatus in an attempt to break their own record set in 1987 of pushing a pump 223 miles in 24 hours. The three charities benefitting from this Pump Push are:

CanTeen Ireland

CanTeen Ireland is a nation-wide support group for young people who have or have had cancer, and for their brothers, sisters and friends. CanTeen Ireland was set up in 1990 by a group of dedicated health professionals and is associated with the Irish Cancer Society. See www.canteen.ie

IMNDA:

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their families, friends and carers. See www.imnda.ie

SOS Suicide or Survive:

Suicide or Survive Ltd (SOS) provides services and supports aimed at suicide prevention in Ireland. Their aim is to challenge stigma in relation to mental health and suicide and to provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes to communities nationwide). See www.suicideorsurvive.ie

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