The Dublin Sister Sheds gathered of their dozens immediately to stroll in solidarity with Charlie Bird.
The former RTE journalist is battling motor neurone illness and climbed to the highest of Croagh Patrick immediately for his Climb with Charlie fundraiser.
People everywhere in the nation confirmed their help by organising their very own walks this morning.
Climb with Charlie raised funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House and Dublin’s Sister Sheds have been elevating cash for it over the previous couple of months.
This morning, round 50 girls from the Sister Sheds accomplished the Howth Cliff Walk collectively to indicate their help for Charlie Bird.
The group was based simply six months in the past and 14 Sheds have been arrange round Dublin.
Founders Shereen and Rachel Hughes began the Sister Sheds as a result of they needed to “bring local women in the community back together again” and supply a spot for ladies to construct a help community.
Their weekly periods supply a secure area for ladies to have an open dialogue and bond with each other.
They even have the chance study new abilities corresponding to and self defence taught by the Shurikendo Association of Ireland and CPR.
Today’s stroll was the primary occasion the place girls from totally different Sheds got here collectively, and Rachel and Shereen described it as a “humbling experience”.
Rachel mentioned: “There’s women there that have never met each other because they’re in different groups.
“Something I at all times say is that life is a journey and it is the folks you meet alongside the best way that make it particular.
“So a couple of the women got chatting for the first time today and hit it off, so that’s really special. It’s very humbling.”
When the ladies reached the summit they fashioned a circle and sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ which Shereen described as “really emotional”.
“I felt that the circle really represents the Sister Sheds,” she mentioned.
“When I was listening to the words of it, I felt it really represented us because everyone supports each other. So I think that’s the Sister Sheds’ anthem now.”
Shereen mentioned she “had the best day” and “loved seeing the support all the women had for each other”.
“What I love about Sister Sheds and the reason why it works differently to other groups is that everyone is so likeminded,” she mentioned.
“Everyone wants to be here for connection, friendship, comradery and to have a laugh.
“They help one another a lot. Even the help going up on the stroll, girls that did not even know one another had been serving to and searching for each other.”
Rachel and Shereen need to thank the opposite girls within the Sister Sheds who fundraised and supported the stroll however weren’t in a position to make it to Howth this morning.
They additionally need to say a giant thanks to Niall Noone who catered a lunch for the women after they completed their stroll.
The girls intend to do extra occasions like this in future for charity.
They are at present planning an Annual Sister Sheds stroll that can assist moms throughout Ireland.
The Sister Sheds have additionally even have deliberate a fundraiser in Westside Boxing Club on April thirtieth.
Tickets are €15 and there can be some boxing and an public sale.
The girls mentioned it will likely be “great craic” and everyone seems to be welcome.
If you wish to discover out extra details about the Sister Sheds or get in contact with Rachel and Shereen, you could find accomplish that right here.
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