Giles searching for ‘Biggest Winner’

John Giles with Jamie Hanley Shane Callan and David Hanley at the launch of the John Giles Foundation Walk of Dreams

John Giles with Jamie Hanley Shane Callan and David Hanley at the launch of the John Giles Foundation Walk of Dreams

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THE John Giles Foundation has launched a new initiative aimed at Airtricity League fans to help find ‘The Biggest Winner’ from the 20 clubs.

Abbey Travel has come on board to kindly sponsor an overall prize of a holiday voucher to the value of €1,000 to the competition winner.

“This competition is all about bringing fun into fundraising,” said Giles, who attended a photo-call with Peter Collins, presenter of RTE’s MNS show, plus a number of fans taking the challenge. “We are all mindful of the need to look after our health and we’re hoping this competition will help the participants lose a few pounds and raise a few euro to help their clubs and the foundation.”

The competition is a weight loss challenge with the winner being the participant who makes the greatest overall weight loss percentage. The weigh in took place this week at FAI headquarter in Abbotstown. The person/club that raises the most amount of money will win the use of a 24-seat premium box at Aviva Stadium for a forthcoming Ireland game for their club. The Airtricity League Fan Challenge will run for theremainder of the season and the winner will be announced at the FAI Ford Cup final.

Monies raised will be shared between the participating clubs and the John Giles Foundation, which aims to facilitate positive social change by using the power of football to build community cohesion, promote health, and encourage lifelong participation and learning. The John Giles Foundation has supported many fundraising initiatives that help football clubs, schools, and community groups to raise funds for themselves and for other worthwhile local projects.

To find out more about the competition visit www.johngilesfoundation.com