THE Waterford branch of Rehab Foundation, hope to raise •70,000 courtesy of an ambitious fundraising event next month, when an amputee attempts to jet-ski around the coast of Ireland. This will allow the charity, that provides services and assistance for the disabled, to buy a mini bus with wheelchair accessibility which will include a special lift facility to take trainees to and from the centre each day.

Veteran fundraiser, Mr Matt Browne has set himself the challenge of circumnavigating Ireland on a jet-ski however, this will be a jet-ski with a difference as Mr Browne has only one leg. The Kildare man will arrive into Waterford Marina on June 26th, where a celebratory music night will be held in his honour. Chris Doran and The Bottle Brothers are amongst the musical entertainment lined up for the night, which will take place in the Waterford Marina Hotel.

This jet-ski challenge will set a record for such an event and will raise funds for Rehab centres all around the country. It will take place between June 25th and July 16th, starting off on the Liffey River at Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge. The journey south will take in many coastal towns along the way before finally ending up back at O’Connell Bridge three weeks later. Last year Mr Browne successfully completed a journey across the Irish Sea to Wales and again back to Howth. Even though he had a leg amputated six years ago, it has not stopped him completing physically exhausting challenges and now he has turned his attention to this even greater task that will cover over 3000km.
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