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Thrill-seekers sought for abseil challenge

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:59am
Thrill-seekers sought for abseil challenge

Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Sean O’Brien, and country singer and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Cliona Hagan are pictured with Tom Moran, CEO of the Red Cow Moran Hotel, at the launch. of the ‘Jump4James’ Abseil Challenge.

Thrill-seekers sought for abseil challenge

Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Sean O’Brien, and country singer and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Cliona Hagan are pictured with Tom Moran, CEO of the Red Cow Moran Hotel, at the launch. of the ‘Jump4James’ Abseil Challenge.

THE man in charge of one of the busiest hotels on the Southside is marking the third anniversary of a near-fatal brain injury by abseiling off the new nine-storey extension at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

The CEO of the hotel, Tom Moran, enrolled the help of Leinster and Ireland rugby player Sean O'Brien and country star Cliona Hagan to help him launch the 'Jump4James' Abseil Challenge.

Tom, Sean and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Cliona are daring 200 thrill-seekers to join the challenge on Sunday, June 2.

Tom's goal is to raise €200,000 towards building a dedicated Brain Disease Resource and Research Centre at St James’s Hospital under the direction of Neurology Consultant, Dr Colin Doherty. Tom's wife and children will also take part in the challenge.
In June 2016, a stroke caused Tom to fall while on holiday in Spain which caused a significant injury to his head.

He underwent a craniotomy and spent six weeks in an induced coma in Carlos Haya Regional Hospital in Malaga, Spain, before being airlifted to St James’s Hospital in Dublin, where he was under the care of neurologist, Dr Colin Doherty.
From the outset, the outlook was very bleak and Tom was not expected to survive.

But three years on, Tom has defied all odds and has made an incredible recovery.

He is now determined to give back to the hospital that got him back on his feet and to help others with brain related conditions.

Only 200 lucky thrill-seekers will get to scale the nine-storey extension at the iconic Red Cow Moran Hotel to help Tom raise €200,000.

You can sign up as a group (corporate, club or friends) or as an individual.

To secure a place on the abseil the registration fee is €65. Participants must also raise a minimum of €300 to take part.

To sign up for the Abseil Challenge or to donate go to www.supportstjames.ie/tom-says-jump-jamess-abseil-challenge

 

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