My Big Day in May for IWA

What will you do in May to Support IWA?

With COVID-19 restrictions starting to be lifted, it feels like the finishing line is in site. However, with IWA community fundraising stopped and our charity shops still closed, we want to ask you and as many people to make one last push to raise funds to continue to support the people who use our services during COVID-19.

We’re asking everyone to get involved in whatever way they can to raise much needed funds.

Starting on Wed 20th May, we want to see as many people sign up, get active and run, walk or roll their way to 30th May – THE BIG DAY IN MAY FOR IWA.

Virtual Run ‘n’ Roll

Join us for this Virtual run, walk or roll in support of the Irish Wheelchair Association.

This can be completed in your own time, and you can submit results via the Pop-Up Races Mobile App.

Sir Stevo’s 5k Cycle

Sir Stevo is an Irish comedian and is cycling 5k for the first time ever on a real bicycle to raise vital funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Stevo suffered a spinal injury in 2005 which left him using a wheelchair and crutches for life.

Marathon in May

Covid-19 Crisis has been a marathon not a sprint! So why not complete your own Marathon in May for Irish Wheelchair Association.

Run, walk or roll 2.6 Miles over 10 days from May 20 – 30. By walking, rolling or running 2.6 miles a day, you’ll have completed a marathon in ten days. You can set up a fundraising page here: and nominate IWA as your charity and get friends and family to sponsor you.

Remember you can do it all in one day if you want!

Carry a Couch for 5k

,Why not really challenge yourself – recruit a couple of family members and Carry a Couch for 5k (or 1k or 2k etc)

The idea is so visual, let the neighbours and local community know so they can cheer you on from their doorsteps or driveways. The good news is that if you get tired you get just put the couch down and have a rest!

If carrying a couch seems like a step too far, then why not carry something lighter e.g. a chair, the patio furniture, a couch cushion etc.

Set up your iDonate page – share the link with your friends and family and encourage them to get behind you for this very unusual challenge.

Why not set up your own Facebook fundraiser?

See how you can make your own Facebook fundraiser event or challenge for My Big Day in May for IWA!