Paralympic Council of Ireland Chosen as Charity Partner

03 Dec 2010 By IPC

The Paralympic Council of Ireland has been chosen as the official charity partner of ChallengeTen, the feel good personal goal initiative set up by Briefne Earley.

The project was set up on 10 November 2010, and will carry through to 11 November 2011, with the intention of accomplishing 10 personal challenges by Mr. Earley. In support, members of the Paralympic Council of Ireland and the Irish Adaptive Rowing Team will take part in the first challenge at Dublin City University’s Sport Centre on 18 December.

Patrick Haslett, Community Partnership Manager for the Paralympic Council of Ireland said: “We are delighted that Briefne has chosen Ireland's Paralympic athletes as the beneficiaries of ChallengeTen’s fundraising efforts.

“At a time when the country is on its knees, Breifne is demonstrating that we can take control of our own destiny and turn things around with determination, hard work and a longing to succeed.

“Breifne's open and honest logging of his progress on the ChallengeTen blog is both refreshing and inspiring. We wish him the very best in achieving his ten challenge goals and would encourage everyone to support him and the Paralympic Council of Ireland over the coming year."

Briefne Earley said: "I’ve really enjoyed my efforts on so far and after speaking to a few friends and supporters I decided to use this opportunity to generate some much needed funds to ensure that some of Ireland’s most talented athletes, who have each conquered greater obstacles than any of us, are able to participate against the best in the world in London 2012.

“My family has long been involved in charities who cater for children with physical disabilities, and with my love of sport, the Paralympic Council of Ireland was the obvious choice for a charity partner.

“These people demonstrate what is possible against the odds at each training session and during every single competition. Watching some of these athletes has helped to motivate me to undertake the challenges that I’ve set for myself for the coming months."

Any other supporters who wish to join the ChallengeTen team on the day are urged to sign up as soon as possible at or on Facebook.

All funds that Mr. Earley and his supporters raise will go towards Team Ireland’s preparation for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.