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Fitness photoshoot raises €5k for Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 2:54pm
Fitness photoshoot raises €5k for Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre

Pictured at the cheque presentation to Suaimhneas are Kay O’Donoghue, Matt Cooney, Eve O’Keeffe, Anna O’Brien and Orla DeLoughrey.

Fitness photoshoot raises €5k for Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre

Pictured at the cheque presentation to Suaimhneas are Kay O’Donoghue, Matt Cooney, Eve O’Keeffe, Anna O’Brien and Orla DeLoughrey.

Matt Cooney and his team of volunteers at MCfuture Fitness, Nenagh, have raised over €5,000 for the hospice-run Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre in Nenagh.


Matt runs online coaching in nutrition, physical training and lifestyle adjustments to help people get the physique that they want.
This year a team of 21 MCfuture Fitness volunteers took part in their fourth annual charity photoshoot to raise money and awareness for Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre. They had originally planned to do the shoot in June but due to Covid-19 restrictions they had to push it back until the end of July. There was a lot of uncertainty if it would even go ahead.


The team had been preparing since January for the shoot, which involved dieting and training hard in the lead up to it to get into top shape (most of them training from home due to the closure of gyms!). But that didn't stop any of them! 


It was a challenge but the whole team stepped up to it and absolutely smashed it on the day. It was great to have something positive to focus on and work towards during lockdown. Also, the community aspect of having each other to motivate, support and keep on the right track. 


They are so grateful to be able to raise money for such an amazing local charity, which was close to home for a lot of people in the group. Not being able to run any events or fundraisers, they didn't expect to be able to raise as much money as they did but through online donations and sponsorship cards, they were able to raise over €5,000 for Suaimhneas. 


Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the team this year, and a big thank you to the team for all their hard work fundraising! The Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice would like to sincerely thank Matt and all involved in raising this funding.

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