first_imgNewsCommunityHealthAn Everesting challenge for cycling foursomeBy Bernie English – April 21, 2019 1195 Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleCommunity alternative to nursing homesNext articleWork almost completed on Mungret Link Road Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img The Everesting Challenge team of Sharon Kennedy, Sile Hayes, Maeve O’Shaughnessy and Jackie Scahill.FOUR plucky Limerick ladies are planning to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest for a mental health charity – without leaving the MId West.The four members of The Hub cycling club will tackle Woodcock Hill in Cratloe 36 times until they have cycled the equivalent of an Everest ascent, 29,000 feet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fundraiser has been named the Everesting Challenge and the team is raising money for Jigsaw, a youth mental health service in Limerick.Team member Sile Hayes comments “As a primary school teacher, youth mental health is very important to me. Young people and teenagers, in particular, are under a lot of pressure today with school, exams, pressure from peer groups and social media. Encouraging children to become physically literate, follow their interest in sport and make it a lifestyle choice will go a long way in supporting a child’s physical and mental well-being.”Sharon Kennedy, who runs her own business when she’s not flying up hills on her bike, said that as a mother of three boys, she also knows how important youth mental health is.“I want to make an impact, a difference, not only to raise much-needed funds but more importantly to keep Ireland talking and focusing on mental health and banishing the taboo that still exists,” she explained.Meave O’ Shaughnessy, who was an avid runner until an accident curtailed her running career, is now a committed cyclist.“To have this opportunity to simulate a climb to Everest in aid of such a brilliant cause is a dream that may come true.”Jackie Scahill, originally from Galway but now a long time resident of the Treaty City is another woman who loves a challenge. When her career brought her to Limerick she dusted off the bike and joined the Hub Cycling Club.“The support, encouragement and sheer fun that I had on the weekend spins with the Hub changed my life,” she said.To keep up with the team’s training schedule, search for Team Hub Everesting on facebook. The team fundraising page is open and donations can be made at: www.idonate.ie/teamhub Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGScharityCommunityFundraiserhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisementlast_img read more