McGreals Family Fun Walk 2017 (Emo, Co Laois & Blessington Greenway, Co Wicklow)

Huge crowds turned out for McGreals Family Fun Walks 2017 to support local charities. The first walk was held on Blessington Greenway with a choice of a 6km or 12km route and the second event was a 5km walk held in Emo, Co Laois. Both walks were beautiful scenic routes lead by local walk leaders.

Four charities benefited from the walks with a total of €3000 in total being raised. McGreals would like to thank the local communities involved for making this possible.

Family Fun Walk 2017 – Blessington Greenway

Join our *FAMILY FUN WALK 2017* in aid of West Wicklow Cancer Support.
-Sunday 10th September-

Spending time outdoors with the family is so important. The health benefits of being active and outdoors are obvious; getting that all-important vitamin D, stress relief, physical activity – the list goes on. With this in mind McGreals have teamed up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring a Family Fun Walk to Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

It will be a free fun event for all of the family.
We have decided to take donations on the day for a carefully chosen group who do fantastic work for families in West Wicklow – West Wicklow Cancer Support Group.

Where & When

The event will start & finish at The Avon Ri Adventure Centre in Blessington, Co Wicklow on Sunday 10th September. Registration at 11am, starts at 11.30pm.

The Route

The 6km or 12km route will take you along the beautiful Blessington Greenway trail. Along the way you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.
Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Wicklow is a hidden gem; only about half an hour from Dublin, it’s the ideal place to head with the whole family.

Donations can be made in your local Mcgreals Pharmacy or on the day to support West Wicklow Cancer Support.

10 Reasons why you should join a Charity Hike

Lugnaquilla Charity Hike with McGreals

Lugnaquilla Charity Hike with McGreals

Reasons to Join a Charity Hike
Your heart is a muscle and it needs physical activity to stay in good condition. Regular walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs.

Why Go?
Being active helps reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease. Walking can also help reduce your risk of having a stroke, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

In addition to these amazing health benefits, here are 10 great reasons to get outside and walk:

Get a healthier body shape and appearance
Control your weight
Feel more energetic
Feel less stressed
Increase your self-confidence
Sleep more easily
Enjoy your surroundings
Meet people and make new friends through walking groups
Raise awareness for your charity
Help support your local charity with much needed funds

Join McGreals Pharmacy for a Lugnaquilla Mountain Charity Hike here
Hike Leinsters highest mountain to support local charities on Sunday 25th September. Sign up today