Lenten 2021 Challenge – We Have Done It!!!!!

 We have done it… for 46 days!

Wednesday 17th February – Saturday 3rd April 2021

 Gillian and a number of others have done a variety of challenges, walking, cycling, running, scooting, dancing the Jerusalema, etc. for Lent to benefit our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; for a little self-care and to help and care for others. 

 We have done this in aid of:

The Irish Cancer Society

Protestant Aid

Parish Funds


The money raised will be divided equally between the three charities.  So far, we have raised €10,970 which is amazing!!!

Last year, the Irish Cancer Society’s major fundraiser, Daffodil Day, was severely affected by COVID-19 and it will be again this year.  Each year, on the fourth Sunday of March, we have a Daffodil Service followed by a Daffodil Coffee Morning with a Bring-and-Buy, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, but, of course, we were not able to have it last year and we will not be able to have it this year. 

Protestant Aid (also known as PA) is the Church of Ireland version of St Vincent de Paul.  It treats genuine calls for help equally, regardless of religious, ethnic or social backgrounds. It was established as a charity over 180 years ago to relieve deprivation in Ireland.

Its primary activities include:

Grants to alleviate poverty or distress

  • Annuities for the elderly
  • Allowances for heating/energy costs
  • School expenses
  • Second-level education grants
  • Third-level loans
  • Sheltered housing and nursing care for over 200 elderly people through our sister companies, the Brabazon Trust and St John’s House


And the third cause to benefit is our parishes.


You can still help by sponsoring or donating to our Lenten 2021 Challenge.

Donations may be made by online banking to

Booterstown and Mount Merrion Account

IBAN: IE92ULSB 985330 00606072       BIC: ULSBIE2D

or a cheque payable to Booterstown and Mount Merrion Account

or via the GoFundMe page