Cork Olympian leads host of sports stars raising funds for frontline staff

Cork Olympian leads host of sports stars raising funds for frontline staff
Rob Heffernan. Photo credit: Moya Nolan

Cork Olympian Rob Heffernan leads a host of sports stars in raising funds for the Feed the Heroes campaign to provide frontline workers with essential and nutritious meals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olympians Rob Heffernan and Natalya Coyle, football legend Niall Quinn and managers Stephen Kenny and Vera Pauw, and rugby stars James Lowe and Sena Naoupu are just a handful of those who have already partnered with Nissan to raise the much-needed funds.

All sports stars will take part in a challenge which sees them create videos of what they are doing to stay active at home during isolation and share them online.

People who want to get involved are invited to make their own video showcasing what activities they are taking part in during lockdown, from exercising, to baking, cooking, painting or other activities, and to upload it to social media using the hashtag #nissanactivechallenge.

For each video uploaded, €5 will be donated to the Feed the Heroes campaign and the best video will also win a weekend away for two when everyone can safely return to venturing outside.

Co-Founder of Feed the Heroes, Cian O’Flaherty, said that the challenge is a fun way to stay active and to support frontline medical staff during the Covid-19 crisis.

CEO of Nissan, James McCarthy, said: “We are delighted to support Feed the Heroes and to raise awareness of the incredible work that this voluntary organisation is doing to provide essential and nutritious meals to our frontline heroes fighting COVID-19 in Ireland.”

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