Charity 5k 2016

 Olympian Race walker, Brendan Boyce (Right) with Patrick Duffy and daughter Sinead who completed the run/walk.

Olympian Race walker, Brendan Boyce (Right) with Patrick Duffy and daughter Sinead who completed the run/walk. 

As part of their staff and community wellbeing initiative, Marine Harvest Ireland organised a very successful “Couch to 5k” programme commencing in early July which culminated in a charity 5km fun run/walk on Saturday 3rd September. 

The 9 week programme was led by Paddy Shiels, a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor.  Despite the wet and sometimes windy weather, a core group of staff and locals trained 3 nights per week to build up their fitness levels.

MHI were delighted to have sponsored Olympian race walker Brendan Boyce who was there to kick –off the race and was at the finish line to present the medals to participants.  MHI were delighted to provide this programme free to both staff and the local community.  Well done to everyone who completed the programme.

The charity fun run/walk was held on 3rd September and the €1,000 which was raised between those taking part and the company’s contribution will be donated to the Mulroy Coast Guard.

Maurice Kelly (HR Manager) presenting a cheque for €1,000 to Frankie Boyce, also picture are David Long  (left) and Edd McGettigan(right).

Maurice Kelly (HR Manager) presenting a cheque for €1,000 to Frankie Boyce, also picture are David Long  (left) and Edd McGettigan(right).

The Mulroy coast guard is a voluntary search and rescue organisation based in Downings which covers the area from Magheraroarty to Lough Swilly and inland to Letterkenny. The service provides boat rescue, cliff rescue , land search and first aid assistance.

MHI would like to thank the staff and community for their participation and support, Paddy Shiels for his motivation and Fanad United for the use of their facilities.