Summertime usually sees many activities and events being held in aid of Active Retirement Ireland, ranging from our Annual National Raffle, National Bowls Tournament, flag days to coffee mornings. Understandably, these cannot occur during social distancing.

As these activities cannot take place as planned, Just Giving in partnership with Charities Institute Ireland have launched Challenge 32 to bring the whole Irish charity sector together, encouraging people to join in and help support Irish charities.

Challenge 32 is open to all ages and abilities. Think of an activity or challenge based around the numbers 32, complete it any day starting now, and help to raise vital funds for Active Retirement Ireland.

The only requirement is that you must follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part in June & July, but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

Getting involved is easy

  • Come up with any activity idea around the numbers 32 that suits your interests and skills
  • Click Here to set up a fundraising page or donate
  • Share the link with your friends and family and ask them to sponsor you
  • Complete your challenge at a time that suits you starting today
  • Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #Challengethirtytwo and tag Active Retirement Ireland

How my fundraising will help

All funds raised will go towards our work helping to keep older people connected & end Loneliness through friendship and support through our network of over 550 local Active Retirement Associations.

Looking for inspiration?

When it comes to picking your challenge, there are endless possibilities but remember just have fun! Here are some ideas to help get you going:

  • Hold your favourite yoga pose for 3.2 minutes
  • Dance for 32 minutes
  • Do 32 Jumping Jacks
  • Walk 10,000 steps for 32 days
  • Host a 32 questions quiz with friends
  • Bake 32 cup cakes
  • Read 32 poems
  • Draw for 3.2hrs

For further information please contact Sinéad at sinead@activeirl.ie

Find out more about Challenge 32 visit  https://challenge32.justgiving.com/

Thank you for your interest and support!