Dublin teens walking Coolock to Cliffs of Moher "close to tears" as fundraising approaches €30k 1 year ago

Dublin teens walking Coolock to Cliffs of Moher "close to tears" as fundraising approaches €30k

'There's no stopping us now'

Dublin teens Scott Ward and Derek O Brien are celebrating after hitting a major fundraising target for Abacas Special School in Kilbarrack.

The Dubliners revealed they have now raised over €30,000 for the school.

Scott and Conor are walking from Coolock to the Cliffs of Moher. The 260km walk has captured the public's hearts and people have been praising the teens for taking on the walking challenge.

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The boys, who both have cousins in the school, said they couldn't think of a better place to raise money for. They've both seen the incredible work staff at the school do and wanted to help support them and improve the lives of the pupils too.

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The lads hope the attention their walk has received will actually inspire other people to take on their own charity challenges.

"I hope a lot of people start doing stuff like this, even for themselves," they told The Independent.

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"Seeing the support genuinely kept us going... there's no stopping us now," they shared.

They told FM104: "There's no better way to do it than to raise some money for charity. Both of our cousins go to the school, so there's no other charity to do it for."

"There's going to be new facilities for the kids with sensory needs," Scott added.

Today the boys will take on a 10 hour walk to Gort.

You can follow their journey over on Facebook and donate to their fundraiser here.