Approaching the 20th anniversary of his kidney transplant John Loftus is a man showing no sign of slowing down. John  has always been noted for giving back, using his uncanny ability of innovation and reinvention and combining these qualities he came up with the novel idea of walking  100,000 steps in the week starting on Monday 11th May . This was while self isolating, keeping safely within the 2km radius from his house. and raising funds for Cliona’s. John was supported in his daily challenge by his wife Trish, daughter Tara and grandson Jack.

The Mid West Mentoring group( MWM ) which John established rowed in behind him with their donations & a number of members participating in the challenge. These included Michelle O Connor of Employability  Shane Laffan of Novas  Kieran Maher & Rosemarie O Callaghan of M2 Office Interiors , John O Shanahan of  Lean BPI , Conor O Dwyer of Premier Retail Brokers , Louise Platt of  My Career Life  & Fiona Cox of Limerick District & Credit union .

This fantastic crew exceeded their own expectations  completing 2.8 million steps collectively and raising a fantastic €5,390 for Cliona’s Foundation

” While we know that John when he sets his mind to something does not hold back we were absolutely blown away by the efforts made by everyone involved and the monies raised ” said Co- Founder of Cliona’s & member of the MWM Group Brendan Ring . “John recognised that Covid 19  was going to have a significant impact on our funding stream with the cancellation of a number of events and he along with the super MWM group really stepped up to the plate for us . The money raised will help us support 4 families who are struggling with the non medical costs of caring for their seriously sick child and will make a huge difference to them ”

“John and the MWM group are a wonderful example of the generosity that has been shining through during this very difficult Covid 19 journey and we really appreciate what they have done”  said Brendan  ” Not only is the MWM group one of the most successful networks in the country from a business perspective but also demonstrates a wonderful Corporate Social Responsibility ”

More details on the Mid West Mentoring Group can be found here