Time to face your fears! Abseil with us this April!


This spring, we challenge you to face your fears while making a life-changing difference to survivors of brain injury and their families. Sign up to take part in the unique and exhilarating experience of abseiling 190 feet down the iconic Smithfield Chimney in the heart of Dublin on 30th April 2023!.

“This is the second time supporters will be abseiling in Smithfield for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. We had an amazing event there in 2021 with almost 80 people participating on the day. We’d really love to see even more people there this April. This challenge is a great way to push your own boundaries while supporting the brain injury survivors we work with”.  –  Jonathan Power, our Head of Fundraising.

This is a great opportunity to see all of Dublin from one of the best locations in the city, with breath-taking unobstructed views stretching as far as Howth and Killiney. This huge red brick tower dominates the Smithfield skyline and is the former chimney for the iconic Jameson Distillery. From there, you’ll have the thrill of abseiling 190 feet to ground level – all while raising vital funds to support those impacted by brain injury to rebuild their lives.

Previous participant Kathy McPartland describes her experience of ‘Abseiling for Brain Injury’ as she gears up to take part for a second year in a row:

“I’m so glad I took part in this fundraising event for acquired brain injury Ireland. It’s such a worthwhile cause. I was genuinely scared but loved it – what an adrenaline rush. I’ve met some pretty amazing people through doing this too.”

Registration is now open. Visit https://www.abiireland.ie/events/abseil-for-brain-injury-2023/ to sign up and begin fundraising. All money raised will go directly to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. We hope to see you there!

Galway native Jackson Layton is a survivor of brain injury who also braved the challenge in 2021:

“After sustaining a brain injury myself at the age of 7, I know how important it is that the required resources are made available to those struggling with things like Speech and Language, strength and mobility, general dexterity and motor skills.

One can sustain a brain injury at any age, anywhere, for any number of reasons. Let’s do what we can to make sure the necessary resources are available to as many people as possible!”

19,000 people acquire a brain injury in Ireland each year – that’s 52 people every day. Brain injuries happen suddenly, often with drastic, life-altering consequences, as the result of strokes, road traffic accidents, falls and assaults. With your support, we provide rehabilitation to survivors and their families so that they can live their fullest lives, with confidence, as part of their communities.

For more information about this and other fundraising opportunities for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland contact Matt Powell, Community Fundraising Coordinator at mpowell@abiireland.ie or call 086 410 3681.

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