ALAN BROGAN, the former Dublin Gaelic footballer and three-time All Ireland winner, is one of a number of people who will take on a fundraising challenge for the Irish Chaplaincy this month.
Supporters of the charity will be Walking with Hope between April 19 and 24 to raise funds for the organisation and awareness of the elderly Irish community in Britain that it supports.
Founded in 1957, the Irish Chaplaincy offers advice, support and friendship to Irish prisoners in England and Wales, older Irish people, Irish Travellers and Gypsies and younger people with an Irish background.
This month's event – which is being supported by fundraisers across the globe - will raise vital funds for the work of the organisation
Whilst Mr Brogan is doing his 5km walk in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, two groups of six people will be setting off on April 21 from Sacred Heart Church in Kilburn and walking nine miles, via Wormwood Scrubs prison, to the Irish Embassy in London where they will be greeted by Irish Ambassador to Britain, Adrian O’Neill.
There has even been a special song recorded for the event - 500 Miles with Hope, a re-make of the Proclaimers classic, is sung by the children of Holy Family Primary School in Ealing.
The pupils themselves will be walking a combined total of 500 miles around the playground, in support of the campaign.
For further information, to take part in the challenge or to donate to the fundraising campaign click here.