Emmet’s Ten Tonne Challenge


When twenty-three year old Emmet Burns was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he was understandably shocked. As a top-class rugby player and a Master’s student he had never had health issues.

However with amazing courage Emmet decided that he would apply his determination to improve the outlook for many patients similarly challenged while also fighting his own recovery battle.  He has organised an innovative fundraising project to raise funds for Haematology care in St Vincent’s and for the Irish Cancer Society.   In something we have not seen before, Emmet will lift 10 Tonnes during the workout, on October 25th , by doing 50 squats, 25 deadlifts and 25 bench-press- all at 100kg; a truly gigantic challenge.

As an interesting twist he is also entering into a draw, for great prizes, anyone who donates €50 or more to this great event. Details of the prizes can be accessed on his Instagram page #EmmetsTenTonneChallenge

If you would like to donate please follow this link to Emmet’s iDonate fundraising page www.idonate.ie/Emmetstentonnechallenge

Thank you for your courage and generosity Emmet.


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