What is Do It For Dóchas?

Do it for Dóchas is a fundraiser whereby participants abseil from the roof of the Hogan Stand in our National Stadium - Croke Park - all while raising vital funds for us at Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group. And to make it all the more worthwhile, you can bring some family or friends to sit in the Hogan Stand to cheer you on while you complete the challenge!

How to Register

Register your details on our webform here - pay your registration fee of €50 - fundraise a minimum of €300 for us - and join us on 19th October 2024 in Croke Park to complete your Abseil Challenge. You can contact us on 0579328268 or register your details below and one of the team members in our office will contact you back to discuss your requirements. There are some limitations to who can partake and all that is answered in our FAQ section below. We encourage you all to review the terms and conditions so you can decide if this challenge is right for you.

Why Do It For Dóchas?

Remember - this challenge is a huge personal challenge to many - but you will also be helping to raise vital funds for us in Dochas Offaly Cancer Support Group and allow us to continue our vital mission of supporting people in the midlands affected by a cancer diagnosis, their family, friends and carers. This challenge pales in comparison to the challenges people face when faced with a cancer diagnosis! Do it for Dóchas!

What do you Get by Completing this Challenge?

- An Abseil from the roof of Europe's 3rd Largest Stadium - our national stadium Croke Park.
- Full training prior to your abseil challenge with experts from www.adventure.ie
- A commemorative medal
- Professional photographs of your Abseil Challenge
- And most importantly the personal satisfaction of completing the challenge whilst raising vital funds for us in Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fitness is not very important but agility/mobility is very important; reaching the start of the abseil requires descending 3 short ladders and climbing over a barrier. If a participant has mobility issues they need to speak to us in advance. Anyone who has had recent surgery, is/may be pregnant, has back pain or other medical/mobility issues or are over 65 must seek their GP’s advice before partaking in this event. Participants need to be made aware of these requirements when signing up for the event.

Yes, the limit is 120kg. Participants need to be made aware of this limit when signing up for the event. 

In the 12+ years, we’ve been running this event we’ve only had to postpone it once. Lightning is our biggest problem. Rain and wind is not so much a problem as the abseil is sheltered. We follow on-site procedures to stop and close down the abseil for a short period if lightning is seen/forecast.

 

Yes, but adventure.ie can not be responsible for them. At Croke Park Abseils there is a viewing area where they can get close to the abseilers. Children must be accompanied at all times.

No. Participants must leave phones and jewellery when family or friends before going up onto the roof. Access to the roof is strictly for participants only.

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