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Call to arms: Barry Jones who completed the Push Up Challenge for LauraLynn in April alongside his wife Mairéad and their daughters Cara (6), Molly (9) and Elsie (5) in the garden of their Shankill home. Photo by Steve Humphreys

Call to arms: Barry Jones who completed the Push Up Challenge for LauraLynn in April alongside his wife Mairéad and their daughters Cara (6), Molly (9) and Elsie (5) in the garden of their Shankill home. Photo by Steve Humphreys

10km a day for May: Eugene O'Leary (77) from Howth. Photo by Mark Condren

10km a day for May: Eugene O'Leary (77) from Howth. Photo by Mark Condren

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Call to arms: Barry Jones who completed the Push Up Challenge for LauraLynn in April alongside his wife Mairéad and their daughters Cara (6), Molly (9) and Elsie (5) in the garden of their Shankill home. Photo by Steve Humphreys

They're running marathons, shaving their heads and doing hundreds of press-ups. They're holding socially distanced bingo and online quizzes. People all over the country are embracing virtual and solo challenges to raise money for charity.

At his home in Shankill, Co Dublin, Barry Jones is gearing up to walk or run 100km in June for the LauraLynn Children's Hospice.

His nine-year-old daughter Molly has been receiving respite care at LauraLynn for the past five years. Living with a rare chromosome disorder, she has many medical issues and the hospice's services provide a lifeline for Barry and his wife Mairead, who have two younger daughters, Cara (6) and Elsie (5).