Here are a few short good news updates from a brilliant July in the Soar office. We hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we enjoyed being part of them!
Tom Harkin & Reach Foundation
Last month saw the end of the Reach Foundation’s Tom Harkin’s stay with Soar which brought a closure to an intense 3 month training period with our facilitation crew. Tom closed out his cycle of training with the crew of 25 and worked closely with Tony and Karl to support and develop the trainee facilitators who will run workshops in September. This served as a fitting end to Tom’s 3 month stay in which he generously shared his wealth of facilitation knowledge with Soar.
Jim Styne celebration
On Sunday the 13th of July, we acknowledged Jim Styne’s lasting influence with an intimate gathering at Hellfire in the fittingly beautiful Wicklow Mountains, where Jim’s ashes are spread. Board Members, staff and facilitation crew had the honour of sharing this get together with Jim’s parents Tess and Brian, Tom Harkin of the Reach Foundation and Jim’s friend Ciaran. We also celebrated the growing relationship between Soar and Reach.
Connemara Rough Diamond
We are so excited that Connemara Rough Diamond have chosen Soar as their cause of choice for this year’s adventure race. The Connemara Rough Diamond is a race with three separate categories suited to different types of athletes. This year it takes place on 27th of September. CRD are generously offering participants who choose to support Soar a discounted entry fee with all additional money raised by the participant going to Soar. This is hugely significant for Soar as it is the first large challenge event that we have been involved in. If you want to challenge yourself while supporting Soar by taking part in the CRD, email firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code and more info on the event.
As always thank you for your help in making the above happen! Soar could not exist without the generosity, inspiration and support we receive from the Soar community!