Mercy college Transition Year students have set up a 'mini company’ called Sky's the Limit which help fundraise for charity’s .Their events are based on breaking records from the Guinness World Book Of Records .
Sky's the Limit fundraising company are trying to raise money for a Defibrillator for Cloonamahon and also to improve facilities for Mercy College.
To raise this money they have organised a 'Wellie Race' on Sunday the 15th of March. This involves everyone to walk, run, jog skip for 2km in wellies on the airport road in Strandhill. They are hoping to break the record of 1,022 people in a wellie race and you can help them!
Cloonamahon Centre was first established in 1976 and is situated approximately one mile from Collooney, Co. Sligo. Cloonamahon provides services for people with intellectual disability. These services include residential care, respite care, day services and a small school. Cloonamahon Services presently provides a service to 98 people. Seventy two Service Users remain living in nine units on the main campus, with a further 26 people living in 6 community group homes.
Due to the number of people acquiring services from Cloonamahon services, and its aging population, it is imperative that they have an AED on site. Cloonamahon do not currently have an AED and so it is the aim of our company to raise money for one.
There will be special rates for families and tickets will be available from local shops in Sligo town and Mercy College School. This race would highly benefit many people in Cloonamahon and Mercy College School and you too can help try accomplish a Guinness World Record!