Blossom Summer Challenge 2021

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

Did you enjoy one of our My Blossom Channel courses recently? Have you benefited from Blossom Ireland’s services? Have you ever wanted to support Blossom Ireland? 

We want you to step up this summer for the Blossom Summer Challenge! We are looking to raise €10,000 to continue our vital work and develop more courses for you to enjoy! We’re asking you to challenge yourself by walking, running, cycling, swimming 10km or more around our little island to raise funds for Blossom Ireland this summer! 

Would you rise to the challenge?

Get inspired by last year’s participants

Do you want to take part in the Blossom Summer Challenge but don’t know what to do? If you’re stuck for ideas, get some inspiration below from a few of last year’s participants!

Rory decided to walk 10km over 10 days. He was able to complete this challenge alongside his friends and family while exploring his local area and embracing every view his town had to offer! With all his efforts, Rory managed to raise over €3,000 and he ended up walking over 11km, even more than his target! Amazing!! It was a fantastic end to the summer for Rory and Blossom Ireland!

Our lovely participant Anna followed in Rory’s footsteps and also covered 10km in 10 days and she flew at her challenge! Anna’s aim was to raise €100 and she ended up raising over €300!! She also covered a lot of ground and we were beginning to get jealous of all the beautiful places she got to discover while completing her challenge! Why not be like Anna and try different or new places while completing your challenge and let us know if you find any hidden gems!

Next up, we had team Homie, which consisted of two of our peer mentors and more importantly best friends Howard and Alex! The two boys took this challenge and had the best craic by cycling 10km together in one day! The lads set out to raise €500 for Blossom Ireland and ended up raising a whopping €1,980! They were met at the finish line with all their loved ones in toe rooting for them as they finished their challenge. Grab a few friends or go it alone and spend a day on your bike to see how many kilometres you can cover for Blossom Ireland!

Why not take the leap and sign up for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon? This year, the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is going to be a virtual event so you can do the 10km marathon from your own doorstep! The marathon takes place on 19th September and all you need to do is sign up here and set up a fundraising page with us through iDonate by clicking here.

If you have any other ideas you may want to take on as an individual or as a team, we would be delighted to hear from you! If you have any questions about what kind of challenges you can do just email us at!

We are hoping to raise €10,000 this summer thanks to your generosity. Every cent of your donation no matter how big or small will be spent wisely and will help us expand the reach of our services and support more young people with intellectual disabilities (ID) to live a life like any other.

Here are just a few ways on how your donation could help young people with intellectual disabilities in Blossom Ireland:

  • A €50 donation will provide 1 young person with intellectual disabilities with an educational resource pack
  • A €300 donation will fund weekly social skills building meet-ups for 6 young people with intellectual disabilities
  • A €500 donation will give access to our online platform, My Blossom Channel, to 6 young people with intellectual disabilities

We invite you to have fun this summer while giving back to Blossom Ireland. Get involved and share your progress with us by sharing pictures with us of what challenge you’ve created for yourself! To set up your page and receive your fundraising pack, click the link below!

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