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People of all ages across the West and South of the country will be gearing up for The Kingfisher Clubs Annual “Metre to a Mile” challenge this Good Friday – the 22nd April – in aid of Goal to help raise funds for their projects in the developing world.

Children, adults and all those young at heart will be donning their sports gear or swim kits to walk, run, cycle, row or swim any distance from a metre to a mile.  This will be available in the 8 Kingfisher Clubs across Ireland on Good Friday with the aim of raising money to improve the lives of the poorest of the poor.

This event will be available to all Kingfisher members, but non-members may also join in, and be sponsored to raise money at any of the sites.  Non members will have complimentary access to the clubs during the duration of their own fundraising challenge.

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, “A Metre to Mile” has become a regular event at the Kingfisher Clubs, with members and guests raising a staggering €70,000 in the last three years alone.  These funds have built much needed schools in Malawi, numerous houses in Uganda and an essential water sanitation project in Calcutta.

“We are hoping that as many people as possible will make the effort to take part in the challenge this year,” says GOAL’s Ronan Scully.

“The Kingfisher Clubs across the country look forward to opening its doors to help to raise money for people who so desperately need our help in GOAL project’s in the developing world,” says the Kingfisher’s Joe Cosgrove.

Sponsorship cards or more information is available at [email protected] or by contacting Goal’s Ronan on 087 6189094,or by contacting your local Kingfisher Club, details available on

Participants can also set up a page as GOAL as their chosen charity and the event as the ‘Metre to a Mile fundraiser for GOAL’.