Glanbia employees to run, walk and cycle 15,000km for charity

Employees of Glanbia Ireland will run, walk or cycle a total of 15,000km for charity over the course of the coming week – the equivalent of travelling around Ireland’s coastline five times over.

This year, the Glanbia 300 annual event is “going virtual”, with supporters able to follow the event online through social media.

The event began yesterday (Monday, September 7), and will conclude on Sunday (September 13).

Over the course of the last six years, the Glanbia Ireland 300 annual cycle has raised over €200,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland (BCI) and a number of other charities.

A decision was taken due to Covid-19 restrictions to ‘reimagine’ the event, which normally involves a group undertaking a cycle together each June.

Although the event couldn’t take place that month, Glanbia Ireland said it wants to “encourage as many people to stay fit and to stay as connected to others as possible while keeping our distance and helping those in need”.

As well as BCI, donations this year will also go to Carlow Kilkenny Home Care and Enable Ireland.

Glanbia Ireland said that “anyone, anywhere” can take part, and everybody is being invited to do so. You can follow the event on Twitter via @GlanbiaIreland, and you’re invited to share images of yourself, your family and your friends getting out and taking part.

Jim O’Neill, of Glanbia Ireland, said: “We are delighted with the new format for our Glanbia 300 event. This fantastic initiative raises much needed funds for a variety of very worthy causes.

“Best wishes to all those getting involved over the seven days. I would also like to thank our sponsors and donors,” O’Neill added.

You can make a donation by clicking here. You can follow event updates here.