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Thursday, 1st December 2022

Join Paul McGrath and walk 150,000 steps for brain injury survivors

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Ireland football Legend Paul McGrath.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is asking you to make a New Year’s Resolution that will make a life-changing difference to thousands of individuals and families impacted by brain injury.

As part of its annual Step Up for Brain Injury campaign, the charity is asking you to raise funds by walking 150,000 steps between January 1st and 31st.

Football legend Paul McGrath is taking on the challenge and is encouraging others to ‘Step Up’ in solidarity with brain injury survivors:

“19,000 people in Ireland acquire a brain injury every year – people of all ages whose lives are turned upside down overnight and who need the right support, at the right time to get things back on track” Paul said.

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“Stepping Up for Brain Injury is a chance to get out and get active in the new year, but more importantly it’s a chance to make a real difference to the future of survivors and their families.

“This will be the third year I’ve ‘Stepped Up’ for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and I want 2023 to be the most successful yet. So, get involved, register to take part, and join me on the journey to 150,000 steps in January.”

Registration opens today, Thursday 1st December. Participation is free – all that’s required is a simple sign-up on Facebook or JustGiving. All those registered will receive a free Acquired Brain Injury Ireland neck buff, and those who raise €150 or more will receive a commemorative ‘Step Up’ medal.

Details about how to get involved can be found online at

An estimated 120,000 people in Ireland are living with a disability as the result of an acquired brain injury. Every step taken as part of the ‘Step Up’ challenge and every euro raised will benefit those impacted, as well as their families and carers.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is the country’s leading provider of specialised, community-based brain injury rehabilitation services. The organisation’s mission is to empower and support people with a brain injury to live their fullest and most independent life, with confidence. This is made possible by vital donations, including through campaigns like ‘Step Up for Brain Injury’.

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