About the Challenge

Here’s how we got on – Team Concern Uganda 2012

And this is how we started….

In November 2012, I was asked to travel to Uganda for a Tri Adventure challenge for Concern, which included cycling 200km through the African bush, kayaking in the Nile and climbing a volcano!

As you’ll know from my training blog, I was busy training for this latest adventure for months, but it was worth it when I finally made it to Africa.  This was a unique physical endurance test – so much so that Kenyan and Ugandan TV both sent out cameras to check our progress.  We were the first Charity to do this multi-adventure endurance task here.

As well as raising funds, we also wanted to raise awareness for the utterly wonderful work that Concern do in Uganda. They’ve been working there for over 20 years, helping almost 30,000 people last year alone.

Rising food prices there have led to violent protests, and Concern’s growing nutrition programmes are reducing disease and mortality in hundreds of thousands of children under five.

Concern’s work in training farmers has helped them increase their own productivity and boost their sales. Tom Arnold of Concern explains why this is so important in the video to the right.

So have a look around the website – I’ve added some new pages which have all the details. And be sure to check out my Uganda Blog to see how we got on.

  • Communicorp
  • Danone
  • Irish Farmers’ Journal
  • Dublin Airport Authority
  • WeightWatchers, Ireland
  • Limerick City & County Enterprise Board
  • ‘Foot In The Door’ Media Trainer for Independent Commercial Radio, Ireland
  • Clare County Enterprise Board
  • Carlow County Enterprise Board
  • Great Outdoors
  • Adrian Hendroff ‘From High Places’
  • Chernobyl Children International
  • Concern Ireland
  • The Hope Foundation
  • LauraLynn Childrens’ Hospice
  • Travel Department
  • Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race
  • 98FM Dublin
  • Newstalk
  • TodayFM Radio
  • Learning Waves Skillnet
  • BCFE, Ballyfermot
  • Pat Falvey, 'The Summit Book'