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1 man - 5000 kms - 36 days

What difference would raising €250,000 make for those living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus? …


… would pay for all the Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) activity breaks for a year!

This means over 100 children, teens, and adults with SBH could attend our unique respite experience.


… would meet the amount required annually to keep the SBHI Resource Centre open.

This means all the adults who attend day services can continue their personal development in a safe and empowering environment.


… would keep the SBHI Family Support Team on the road for an entire year.

This means that those requiring support can be reached, even those who live in isolated situations, wherever their location in the country.


… would cover all member assistance requests for the year.

This means that those in urgent need of support arising from their conditions can receive the help they need.

Every cent you donate will help us reach this incredible target!


Shane Finn and his next big challenge - American Ultra

Shane Finn is an ultra-athlete, speaker, entrepreneur, and charity fundraiser from Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Since 2010 Shane has been putting his body to the test and pushing limits to see exactly how far he can go.

This year Shane is taking on American Ultra – Running and cycling from San Francisco to New York City in 36 days, and all to raise over €250,000 for the charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI)!

The aim is for Shane to cycle 270km for three consecutive days, then run 55/60km a day for three consecutive days, and then to repeat this pattern six times – with no rest days!

Shane is inspired by his cousin Mary who lives with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH) and having grown up together they share a very special bond. As an Ambassador for SBHI, Shane now fundraises so that the whole SBH community can receive the support they require.

To find out more about Shane, please click here…

To see the American Ultra route, please click here…