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James Cunningham (9) – with his ‘team’ Benjamin (6) and Elise (12) – is cycling 200km to raise money for The Peter McVerry Trust. Photo: Frank McGrath

James Cunningham (9) – with his ‘team’ Benjamin (6) and Elise (12) – is cycling 200km to raise money for The Peter McVerry Trust. Photo: Frank McGrath

James Cunningham (9) – with his ‘team’ Benjamin (6) and Elise (12) – is cycling 200km to raise money for The Peter McVerry Trust. Photo: Frank McGrath

Children and young people across Ireland have taken on some incredible challenges, raising thousands of euro to help good causes in the face of Covid-19.

Eloise McDonnell (8) was disappointed her First Holy Communion ceremony couldn't take place due to the lockdown.

So, instead of celebrating with her classmates at Ballyfeeney National School in Co Roscommon, Eloise ran 10km for charity in her home village of Kilmovee in Co Mayo.