On Saturday 8 July 2017, two teams from Leman Solicitors took on their annual charity challenge. This year the “Le Meath Challenge” saw two teams race their way through County Meath in aid of three super charities: Pieta House, Irish Autism Action and; Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The challenge involved a swim, paddle board, 80K cycle and 15K run in locations around Meath. The race began on Bettystown beach and finished 11 hours later at Trim Castle. There were 10 different team challenges along the way at various Meath landmarks.
The firm raised €35,000 for their chosen charities. Their primary charity this year is Pieta House. Pieta House provides specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation or self-harm. In 2016 they received 11,000 phone calls and 6,000 people through their doors. 1 in 5 of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives.
Irish Autism Action is a parent led charity whose main mission is to improve the lives of people and families living with autism. It does this through its Helpline, Advocacy, Outreach and Autism Friendly Partnerships. The organisation recently present the case to Dáil Éireann for a national autism strategy – instrumental in creating support for the new Autism Bill currently going through the Oireachtas.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provides trained guide dogs for visually impaired people, dramatically changing their lives through independence. It costs €38,000 to breed, care & support a single working dog partnership.
To donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lemeath-challenge