Laois Accessible 5km Walk

Bluebird Care Laois

 

 

The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Laois has decided to take on the challenge by organising a 5km walk on Saturday 17th August. The 5km will take place at Rockview Walkways in Laois, which is a wheelchair-friendly venue, with trails and a sensory garden. Join the fun and walk or run.

For more information contact Caoimhin Armstrong on 057-8666377 or email laois@bluebirdcare.ie

Bluebird Care supporting Special Olympics Ireland.

George Hook’s Hassle Free Travel Guide

As we are still in holiday season we thought we would share George Hook’s Guide to a hassle free holiday.

‘I have always loved travelling. It’s one of my real pleasures om life, be it for business or pleasure. Airports give me a buzz and finding ways to make my trip hassle-free have always been a priority for me even when young, single and unencumbered. 

For many people these days the focus is on the destination, the hotel and the sights while the itinerary becomes something of a chore.

I always believed that how I travelled was just as important as where I was going and I never adopted the policy of arriving at the airport 30 minutes before a flight and embarking on a mad dash to the gate.

So I wanted to share with you my pointers for a hassle free travel:

1. Check in online before you travel

2. Choose your seat before you fly and think about the emergency row if you are over 6-feel tall. Similarly if you are making a connection, then choose row one as it will have you off the plane first.

3. Print off all documents and keep them in one place. I am constantly amazed when people have to search for documents at security they should be always in the same place and easily accessible.

4. Once upon a time airport lounges were only for frequent travellers. But now for a relatively small amount of money, it is possible to stay in the lounge. The compliments newspapers, drinks and snacks often roughly cost as much as you would spend in the newsagents and coffee bar before departing.

5. Identify your gate early in the process and allow plenty of time to get there, especially at a strange airport. I have had some hairy experiences in trying to fin my way in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Paris.

6. Last but not least peace of mind is important to me. Having the right travel insurance cover is so important when going abroad. Senior get a bad deal from insurers , so check the small print, While paying for your may be offered insurance or your healthcare provider may do likewise. Failing that, check out AA Travel.’

George Hook, Broadcaster

The Hill of Tara Walk

Bluebird Care Meath Event

The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Meath has decided to take on the Fundraising challenge by hosting the Hill of Tara Walk on Sunday the 25th of August at 12noon. The Tara Slí (4.5Km), which is looped, starts at the historic Hill of Tara, once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland with the Duchas Interpretive Centre and the newly erected statue of St.Patrick in the background. There will be refreshments available along the route and on the hill. The walk will take approximately one hour to complete.

Bluebird Care is inviting the people of Meath to take part with all funds raised going Special Olympics Ireland. You can come on your own, with a team from work or as a family. Sponsorship cards are available from Bluebird Care Meath.

For more information call Director JJ Fay on 046 9090 333 or email meath@bluebirdcare.ie

Bluebird Care proudly supporting Special Olympics Ireland

Bluebird Care Tipperary/East Cork Golf Classic

BBC-SOI-Summit-Event-Tipperary

The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Tipperary & East Cork has decided to take on the challenge by organising their ‘Special Olympics Ireland Golf Classic’ on Friday, September 6th 2013 at Clonmel Golf Club. The first team tees off at 10.30am.

Anybody in Tipperary or East Cork is welcome to take part. Just organise a team of 4. The cost of entry for each team is €200 which includes a meal for each team member. There are great prizes to be won in the super golf raffle.

For more information contact Director Andrew Jones on 052-6188080 or email tipperary@bluebirdcare.ie

Bluebird Care supporting Special Olympics Ireland