Team Johnny Magory completed the 24 Hour Wilderness Challenge as part of the Dare to be Brave campaign to raise money for sick children.
And it was AMAZING! Amanda and Emma-Jane completed the 24 Hour Challenge in the Wicklow mountains on Friday 22nd July 2022.
The fundraiser, organised to raise money for the Children’s Health Foundations Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly was headed by RTÉ star Ray Goggins.
Beginning at 12noon on the Friday, Amanda and Emma-Jane arrived in a field in Laragh with nothing but the bare essentials… No tents allowed!
They completed fun training in basic mountain first aid, shelter building and navigation.
Onwards and Upwards
The 22 strong team of wilderness junkies then began the trek along the Avonmore river to towards their camp for the night.
On arriving, the team met bush craft expert and ecologist Heath Dawson. Heath is also known for his Viking Axe Throwing business.
The team were led through an initiation mediation in the forest before getting to work.
Heath showed all how to make fire and boil the famous Kelly Kettles with water from the river.
The girls, Amanda and Emma-Jane, then got to work securing their tarp as shelter for the scheduled rain later than night.
An evening of cards and charades followed with some of the team taking a late dip in the beautiful flowing river.
It was lights out then with nothing but their mats, sleeping bags and the wilds of wonderful Wicklow.
Dawning of a New Day
The following morning, the porridge and tea was passed around once the fire had been relit.
After dismantling and ‘leaving no trace’ the team were treated to a taster of Axe Throwing.
Both Amanda and Emma-Jane can report they absolutely loved being Vikings for a few minutes!
RTÉ host Ray Goggins along with his children joined the team for the full night.
Team Johnny Magory are thrilled to have exceeded their donation target of €1,000.
You can still donate to this amazing cause here.
They will 110% be back next year for another 24 hour wilderness challenge!