Remembering Big John Blaney

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Big John Blaney

  • Remember

    Amount we’ve raised in Big John’s memory $750.13

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    Charities we're helping

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    The Friends of Marymount

    The Friends of Marymount

    Our latest donations

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    • Donation by Emily and Cara

      In memory of our brother John 💗

    • Donation by Anne Cooke

      €50.00

    Events we're doing

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    • 19Jul

      The Branagh Brothers 5 Peaks Challenge for Marymount

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    • 5peaks2020mm

      In July 2019, on my 39th birthday we lost one of our closest friends; John Blaney to a tragic accident. (John is far left in our team photo.)
      It is in memory of John and the incredibly positive impact he had on so many lives, we have decided to take on this challenge.
      The challenge is the UK and Ireland 5 peaks. That is to climb the highest peaks in Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, North and South. We will climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, Slieve Donard and Carrauntoohil in that order hopefully all within 48 hours.

      The story started back in 2013 when a few of us had discussed taking on the UK and Ireland 5 peaks challenge. At that time we ended up not taking on that challenge but instead John Blaney and I completed the UK 3 peaks 24 hours challenge (highest peaks in Scotland, England & Wales). In July 2020 my brother Seamus and I will go back and finish the job (and take my mind off turning 40).
      My brother’s wife Gobnait and her brother Paddy will be our support crew and drivers. For this we are extremely grateful as the amount of driving involved is a huge challenge in itself!

      All expenses for the challenge have been paid for by ourselves. Sponsorship goes directly to MaryMount.

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      Total so far:

      $738.37

    Donations made in memory of Big John Blaney5

    • Donation by Emily and Carato Sean and Seamus's page on 19/03/2020

      In memory of our brother John 💗

    • Donation by Anne Cooketo Sean and Seamus's page on 03/12/2019

      €50.00

    • Donation by Eva Kellyto Sean and Seamus's page on 01/12/2019

      In Memory of my Uncle John xxx Thank you to everyone at Mourne Grange Christmas Craft fair who supported my stall

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Sean and Seamus's page on 26/11/2019

      In Memory of my brother John x Good Luck Sean and Seamus!

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Sean and Seamus's page on 24/11/2019

      in memory of our son John Blaney ....from Anne and Michael Blaney

      £300.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • The Friends of Marymount

      The Friends of Marymount

      Marymount University Hospital & Hospice provides care delivered across a range of hospital and community-based settings. The service is home to a 44 bed in-patient palliative care unit, a 63 bed elderly care unit and offers a day care facility, and community-based programmes.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 19Jul

        The Branagh Brothers 5 Peaks Challenge for Marymount

      • Personal treks