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Get behind Special Olympics Athletes

This year, we can’t hold our traditional Special Olympics Collection Day, but like our athletes, we #CantStopNow.

Become a fundraising hero or donate today.



With your help, 7,351 inspirational children and adults with an intellectual disability will get back to the pool, pitch and court. They will meet their friends again.  Through sport, they will learn new skills again, gain confidence and show the world what they can do again. We can’t have volunteers out on the street for our Annual Collection Day but like our athletes, we #CantStopNow.

Please donate what you can or become a Hero Fundraiser today.

Get behind Denis’ Marathon Challenge!

Denis O’Gorman is a Special Olympics athlete who Can’t Stop now!

The pandemic has been difficult for Special Olympic athletes like Denis, who have struggled with loneliness as they missed their regular training and meeting up with friends. Over the last year, Denis lost his job, lost his best friend and started to struggle with his mental and physical health. His Special Olympics coach encouraged him to start walking and supported him on his journey with virtual fitness activities and regular health advice. Denis set himself a target to walk 100 marathons. He has gone far beyond this proving he can’t stop now!

Get Behind Brian’s 24 Hour Runathon!

98fm presenter, Brian Maher, has been a supporter of Special Olympics for over 10 years! In that time, he has run non-stop from Limerick to Dublin, taken on cycles, marathons and even a gruelling swim across Dublin Bay. On May 20th at 9am, Brian is going to push himself to the limit by running non-stop for 24 hours in the hope of raising €24,000. This year he is supporting Special Olympics athletes by proving that he Can’t Stop Now.

Please donate what you can or become a Hero Fundraiser today.

Become a Hero Fundraiser

A fundraising page is an easy way to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland. By clicking on the “Fundraise” button you can set up your own fundraising page. You don’t have to set yourself a challenge or a big target, you can simply be one of our fundraising heroes by setting up a page and sharing it with your family, friends and work colleagues to help raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland.

The money that you raise will ensure that we can continue to deliver our Sport, Healthy Athlete and Athlete Leadership programmes to athletes into the future and through our virtual Can't Stop Now programme which is supporting athletes at home during this time.

Step 1

Create your Fundraising page here on JustGiving.

Step 2

Set your fundraising target – it doesn’t have to be too high. Everyone who raises over €25 will receive a free Can’t Stop Now t-shirt.

Step 3

Tell your story! Don’t forget to tell people why you’re fundraising when you set up your Fundraising page.

Step 4

Share your story and Special Olympics Can’t Stop Now Campaign with your friends and family on social media or WhatsApp.

Our Fundraising Heroes