Christmas ‘gift’ for StepIn project

Christmas ‘gift’ for StepIn project

ROSCOMMON’S StepIn project takes another step forward with this Christmas “gift” worth nearly €5,000.

The money was raised by eight supporters who walked to the “end of the world” earlier in the year. The picture shows six of the walkers with a cheque for €4,931. It was presented to Brian Feeney, chairperson of StepIn, pictured back left, who was one of the group that walked more than 110kms from Santiago in Northern Spain to Finisterre, regarded in medieval times as end of the world.

StepIn is a new organisation that supports vulnerable people who wish to live independently. It does this by setting up support networks. Presently there are two networks: one in Athlone and one in Roscommon town. This fundraising will help the cause to set up more networks in 2014.

Chairperson Brian Feeney said: “We’re deeply indebted to all the people who contributed to this fund-raising effort. There are so many people who can live fuller lives by living independently. This will help them to do so by giving the support needed to make it happen. I also wish to thank all the walkers who suffered with blisters by stepping out for StepIn!”

StepIn is based in Cherry House, Roscommon. You can find out more information by logging on to

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS: Six of the walkers who raised money for Stepin. Pictured are, front row, Pauline Hynes, Mags McCormack, Margaret Glacken; back row, Brian Feeney, Mamie O’Connor and Felix McElhone

For more details, contact Brian Feeney on 086 8114906 or email

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