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Jack & Jill Charity,

Hi Lads,

I was thinking of doing something for the Jack & Jill foundation this year with AO involved too. Be good to do something fun for this very worthwhile charity and having met Johnathan Irwin, he is one of the nicest and down to earth people I have ever met genuinely warm and kind person from work, Nestle is Jack and Jills main sponsor and we are trying to raise 50k this year for the organisation.

Anyone have any suggestions of something different to do? I was thinking maybe a sponsored drive for meself or if anyone else wants to come along aswell would be great too and try and rasie as much money that is possible would be great.

I'm sure any of ye on here with kids would under stand the reasons why I have chosen this charity. I have done work for them before like climbing up carran tohil in Kerry.

All help would be greatly appreciated

Damien.

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Fair play to ye, very worthwhile charity they are, I'm willing to give you a help out with anything I can. A cork vs dublin tug of war would be good craic....
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Fair play to ye, very worthwhile charity they are, I'm willing to give you a help out with anything I can. A cork vs dublin tug of war would be good craic....
Sign me up Damo. Tug of war would be fun, Cork has a few more V6's but we have a few more diesels with more torque

Seriously though, I think the sponsored drive would be good.

I did that round Ireland drive a few years ago. Bray to Sligo to Galway to Limerick to Cark (of all places) to Roslare and back to Bray, 500 miles in 10 and a bit hours.
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That's what I was kinda thinking of doing along those lines man. Be a bitta craic and for charity too we could get some exposure as I know of the lads in a local radio station too but we can see. The tug of war sounds interesting but bnot sure how you could manage it.
 
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What about a cork to Donegal drive, us dublin folk will be basically doing a full triangle navigation of Ireland! Serious mileage that!
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What about a cork to Donegal drive, us dublin folk will be basically doing a full triangle navigation of Ireland! Serious mileage that!
Mizenhead to Malinhead?
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Mizenhead to Malinhead?
Excellent sir!
I'm up for it.. why not..
Cost me a absolute fortune in petrol but a good cause is a good cause.
Ps. Google maps tells me the best way to drive is via Dublin and it should take just over 8hours.

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What about a cork to Donegal drive, us dublin folk will be basically doing a full triangle navigation of Ireland! Serious mileage that!
That was something I was thinking too, or try and get all provinces in there etc.

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Excellent sir!
I'm up for it.. why not..
Cost me a absolute fortune in petrol but a good cause is a good cause.
Ps. Google maps tells me the best way to drive is via Dublin and it should take just over 8hours.
Ye, we could do something like that, get every car sponsored etc.
 
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Is is possible to put stickers/signs on the cars without it ruining the paintwork?
Then for a donation a advertisement could be put on the car for the journey?
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Is is possible to put stickers/signs on the cars without it ruining the paintwork?
Then for a donation a advertisement could be put on the car for the journey?
Yep there is, the lads did it for the cannonball. I think the old roads would be a better way of doing it at least you could go through villages and the likes, the new roads aren't that much of a challenge to be honest. And you have the whole Alfaness of it all where people will think they will break down etc.
 
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That's what I was kinda thinking Rob.
 
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How cool would this be ?
That does look fantastic!
A few days worth if we stop off in towns along the way, no point in stopping in Cavan they'll smell us coming and have the windows and doors barricaded.
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^^ The route could be done in a weekend with an overnight stay in a hotel
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That does look fantastic!
A few days worth if we stop off in towns along the way, no point in stopping in Cavan they'll smell us coming and have the windows and doors barricaded.
I think to make it right would be to do it non stop I'd manage it I've done worse before
 
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I think to make it right would be to do it non stop I'd manage it I've done worse before
But for us lesser mortals, one of us could end up in a ditch. It would surely be about 12 hours driving, I suppose with a few breaks it could be done non stop, it would be a challenge, maybe 2 drivers per car for health and safety
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We need to stop to annoy the locals into contributing , and as well as GoGo juice I'll need Coffee and fooood !
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If we have only a few volunteers for the full drive perhaps we can get the Local alfa members in the towns we pass on route to muster support or even collect for us as we pass through their villages ?
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But for us lesser mortals, one of us could end up in a ditch. It would surely be about 12 hours driving, I suppose with a few breaks it could be done non stop, it would be a challenge, maybe 2 drivers per car for health and safety
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I think we also need a permit but I know a man that can !
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Yeh, I think we do aswell but that can be all organised
 
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Once Ye have permission from the charity, any local Garda superintendent will arrange a permit for ya.
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