Ballaghaderreen GAA Club's charity fundraiser

Ballaghaderreen GAA Club are running an event in conjunction with children’s charity Barretstown to promote its great work.

Barretstown, an organisation based in Kildare, offers free therapeutic recreation for children with cancer and serious illnesses. It also provides support for their families, including medical assistance as well as free activity camps for siblings.

To enter the event, all you have to do is perform! It can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish and can last for as long as you want. It could be a song or dance, a work of art, acting, a football skill, cycling, reading a poem, building with Lego, or baking. There is no limit to the amount of entries per student – the more the merrier!

The second step is to share your performance online through your individual social media or your school's social media accounts (tagging @Ballagh GAA).

Then you can nominate three friends/families who will take on the challenge. The final step is to donate to this wonderful charity, if you can, through the GoFundMe link set up for the challenge.

Remember, the key points are: perform, share, nominate, donate.

“Through this social media challenge, we hope to promote Barretstown’s fantastic work, raise some much-needed funds and, most importantly, provide an opportunity for people to have a bit of fun and showcase any skills or hidden talents they might have,” said David McHugh of Ballaghaderreen GAA Club.

The competition will start on February 19 and finish with a live finals night on March 17 – St. Patrick's Day – and a number of high-profile celebrities will be showing off their moves as part of the event.