2014 Greenway Challenge Launched

2014 Greenway Event Launched The 2014 Challenge the Greenway event was offially launched this Saturday 25th January by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny who was accompanied by Castlebar Town Mayor, Noreen Heston and Deputy Mayor, Ger Deere. The CFWest team are excited to announce that the event is now open for registrations and this year are hoping to raise the remaining €50,000 required to commence the build. So far they’ve raised 1.25 million euro and need your help to get to the finish line. If you’re interested in taking part, simply visit our registration page to signup get involved. We’ve decided to change the format this year so please bear in mind this is a cycle only event. Registration will cost €50 (€10 for children under 16 accompanied by an adult). We can’t thank you enough for your support over the past two years and hope to see you all again on March 29th 2014. Go to our website and get lightning link pokies. Hurry up to go and start winning. 2014 Greenway Event Launched 2014 Greenway Event Launched


21,000 Euro Raised for CF West CFWest are delighted to team up again with the Challenge the Greenway Team to raise the much needed funds to improve facilities and services for people with cystic fibrosis (PWCF) in the West of Ireland. To date CFWest, with the generous help of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI), Friends of CF, the general public who participate in events and those who generously sponsor them in such events as 1 in 1000, the Garda Cycle, Butcher’s Cycle, Western Peoples West of Ireland Mini Marathon and Challenge the Greenway have raised an amazing €840,000.00. The CFWest building project will cost in the region of €1,000,000.00. We are very close to our target now and hope that the people of Mayo and surrounding counties will support us in our efforts at reaching our target by the end of 2013 so PWCF will have the necessary facilities to improve their health care. This in turn will have a positive effect on their lives and life expectancy. For more information on CF, you can log onto the CFAI web site cfireland.ie, or for local CF information log onto cfwest.ie. If you would like to talk about any CF related issue please contact Patient Advocates Caroline Heffernan at cheffernan@cfwest.ie (087 9323 933) or Tomas Thompson at tthompson@cfireland.ie (087 9323 930).


Eircom Spider Awards Winner 2012

L-R: Caroline Heffernan (CFWest), Des Bishop, Members of the CFAI Team

We are absolutely trilled to announce that Challenge the Greenway scooped the prestigious Spider Award at last night’s glitzy ceremony in Dublin’s Convention Centre. The judges felt the Challenge The Greenway website “demonstrated a cutting edge as it tackled a serious cause in a modern, intuitive and uplifting fashion. The site was both, stylish and current, technically well organised and easy to navigate, a worthy winner!” To have been shortlisted along such high profile nominees was an achievement in itself, however to have won on the night was simply amazing. Website Designer Sheena Oosten was unfortunately unable to attend the event on the night, however was more than happy for organiser Caroline Heffernan of CF West and members of the Cystic Association of Ireland to accept the award on her behalf. It was a throughly enjoyable event and we hope that this recognition goes a long way in helping to raise awarenss for Cystic Fibrosis and motivates even more people to get involved in next years challenge on March 23rd 2013. Watch Caroline in action below…(starts at 3:25 mins)


We are delighted to announce that Challenge the Greenway has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Eircom Spider Awards 2012, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Irish Web Industry’. Now in their 17th year, the Eircom Spiders is an annual event which recognises and honours both Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and in the digital realm. There are 18 award categories this year which recognise achievements across a variety of industries including Media, Education, Financial Services, Sports, Retail, Travel, Tourism and e-Business. With this being our first ever entry, we will be joining some high profile nominees in the Charitable & Non-Profit Organisations category including The Jack and Jill Foundation, Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Trócaire to name but a few. Having only been up and running for just under a year, we’re surprised, yet hugely proud to have been shortlisted alongside such well known and worthy causes. Winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony, hosted by the fantastic Des Bishop in Dublin’s Convention Centre on November 1st. We look forward to a great night and have our fingers firmly crossed! Site designer Sheena Oosten says… “I’m delighted to be a member of the Challenge the Greenway team and to have played my part in terms of branding and design. It’s always lovely to have your work and efforts recognised, especially in such a prestigious manner and I hope this recognition helps to further promote the CF West fundraising event so it can continue to grow year upon year”. Sheena’s work has also been shortlisted in two other categories in this years Irish Web Awards which will be held on November 1st also. We wish her the best of luck! www.sheenaoosten.com


Check out some video highlights of the first ever annual Challenge the Greenway event below. A big thank you to IrishTV.ie for broadcasting it. We hope to see you all again next year, when we anticipate the event will be even bigger and better!
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