Dear Walker and Peggy Mangan Foundation supporter
Published on 16 September 14
Dear Walker and Peggy Mangan Foundation supporter,
Firstly, thank you for supporting our 2nd Peggy Mangan Foundation Charity Walk and thank you for registering for our event, which takes place on:
Saturday 20th September 2014 @ 12 noon.
Please see below information on the walk.
It is important that you take time to read this information, however, should you have any other questions, please mail email@example.com.
- IKEA have kindly given us use of their Blue Car Park so the option is there to park at the finish area and Dublin Bus are providing 2 x Double Decker’s to transport people to the start area. These buses will be leaving at approximately 11:00am and 11:15am from outside Ikea. Unfortunately, Dublin Bus will not allow dogs on their buses, so if you are bringing your dogs with you, you will need to make alternative arrangements.
- If you are parking at the start area, there is a car park at the back of Our Lady’s hospice which is beside Mount Jerome Cemetery that can be used. Dublin Bus will be transporting walkers back to the start point post arrival at the finish at IKEA.
- Alternatively, if you are making your own arrangements for collection from Ikea, the walk should take between 2-3 hours.
Register on the day by following the directions to the sign on area. Registration can be completed over at IKEA in the morning if you are parking over there, or at the scout’s hall on Mount Argus Road at the start point.
THERE WILL BE PROVISION FOR ON THE DAY REGISTRATIONS ALSO. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO GET REGISTERED DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF WALKERS REGISTERED TO DATE.
Start times and location
Registration is open from 11:00 to 13:00. While the advertised departure time is 12:00 from the Scout hall on Mount Argos Road which is located between Mount Jerome and Mount Argus, walkers are free to depart as soon as they are registered. The total distance of the walk is approximately 12.7km and finishes in the Car Park at IKEA in Ballymun. Also, as the buses arrive from Ikea, you are free to set off immediately as you will already be registered.
The entire route is well signposted and we will also have marshal’s at all major junctions.
We would ask that all walkers follow the rules of the road in relation to crossing at designated traffic lights. We will have a refreshment stop at the Esso station across from Glasnevin Cemetary, this is approximately the half-way point. While the official start point is Mount Argos Road, Walkers are welcome to join in and leave the route at any point. We will have the assistance of the the Gardai and the Civil Defence on the day.This will ensure that the route is safe and well supported in case of any assistance required.
If you have taken a sponsorship card or collection bucket;
- You can bring it along on the day.
- You can post it or drop it into any D.I.D Electrical branch.
- You can send over to Peggy Mangan Foundation, DID Electrical Building, Unit 18 Fonthill Business Park, Dublin 22.
- You can visit My Charity and select Peggy Mangan Foundation and donate your sponsorship through that or find Peggy Mangan Foundation on Paypal.
- Alternatively, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange collection.
September weather is un-predictable so please watch the forecast and make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and be well wrapped up. Please check www.met.ie or www.weather.ie in advance of the event to see what the weather forecast is.
We will have a refreshment stop with water, soft drinks and snacks at the designated half way spot beside the forecourt of the Esso station across from Glasnevin Cemetary and at the finish point we have vouchers for tea / coffee and a scone from Ikea.
Group Volunteers will be spread out amongst various walkers. Their purpose is to support the Walk for Peggy and Casper. They are identifiable by a distinctive Volunteer Bib. They are there to make sure that all are safe and can make contact with support services if anyone is in need of assistance.
Please respect all local area’s and use the bins provided at start, food station and at the finish.
We rely on many people to ensure the success of our first ever Walk for Peggy and Casper and appreciate the help and support we have received. As you can imagine, this is a huge operation so please take on board that everyone helping on the day is a volunteer. Please respect personnel and property at all times throughout the day.
Do’s on the day
- Do turn up early for registration – see times as above.
- Do obey the normal Rules of the Road throughout the day.
- Do stop at all red traffic lights that you come to and wait for the green signal. Please respect other path users.
- Do use our support for your benefit and safety.
- Don’t expect Gardai to stop other road traffic at junctions. The Gardai are not an escort for the walk, more a presence for safety.
- Don’t block paths and walkways, make sure to make space for oncoming walkers.
With the funding from this event, we hope to complete the purchase a mobile outreach unit (also known as a Dementia Bus). 'The mobile outreach unit’ - or dementia bus – will provide an information and support service to people with dementia and their families in their local communities. The unit also gives staff and volunteers an opportunity to increase awareness about dementia and promote brain health. The unit will be taken to shopping centres, car parks, farmers markets, community halls etc and bring a service into the heart of Irish communities. We want to use this service to ensure that no-one faces dementia alone. The cost of this unit is €50,000 and the annual running cost is €30,000. To date we have €34,500 of this raised.
Search and Rescue Dogs & Trackers
In April this year, we donated a search and rescue dog Max to the Dublin Civil Defence. We are also at an advanced stage in the development of a new tracking device which we hope to have more news on later in September this year.
Finally, thank you for supporting the Walk for Peggy and Casper and looking forward to meeting you on the day.
Louise and Orla Mangan