Peak of Reek Challenge raises €66,823

Forty people took part in the second annual Peak of the Reek challenge on the 14th June in aid of Western Alzheimers which is the largest provider of dementia services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The challenge which involved climbing Croagh Patrick raised €66,823 and was again kindly sponsored by Portwest.

The funds raised will be utilised in the provision of services to ensure that persons living with dementia can enjoy a meaningful life as an active member of the community for as long as possible.  “Peak of the Reek is now one of our top fundraising events of the year raising €66,823 helping to expand our services and ultimately enables us continue our mission to provide carers with a break from caring” Deirdre Walsh, Fundraising Manager.

Pat Holmes, CEO of Western Alzheimers, said: “We are so grateful to all the participants for taking time to support Western Alzheimers. There are 6,000 people living with dementia in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon which is caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone.  As a charity we rely on the generosity of individuals and groups to help us continue our vital work. We are also so grateful to Portwest for their kind sponsorship”

If you are interested in taking on the 2020 Peak of the Reek Challenge which will take place on Friday 12th June 2020, please call (094) 93 64900 or email :


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