Miles for Michaela

Wednesday November 18th 2020

Join us in raising funds and walking 10,000 miles by 10th January 2021, in memory of Michaela McAreavey on her 10th anniversary.


Michaela Foundation are delighted to announce our new fundraiser, ‘Miles for Michaela’.

It is hard to believe that 2021 will see us reach 10 years since Michaela Foundation was established. We wanted to do something as a community to celebrate the life and memory of Michaela, while raising much-needed funds, so we can continue to work with young people in our local communities, raising confidence, giving them a platform for their voices to be heard, celebrating their achievements, encouraging self-acceptance and helping them to become the best versions of themselves.

We would love to be able to host events, concerts, functions and get-togethers in 2021 to really celebrate the life of Michaela and the legacy that she has left, which has inspired and changed the lives of many young people across the country. In the current absence of this possibility, we are asking you to come together with us to collectively walk 10,000 miles by 10th January 2021, which will be Michaela’s 10th anniversary.

“Whilst we hope to have the opportunity to have more social events in 2021, Miles for Michaela is a really fitting fundraiser as it reflects the many miles we’ve had to travel from a very dark place to a place of hope, light and inspiration. The fact that it will hopefully engage lots of people, further reflects the collective effort that has enabled Michaela Foundation to become such a force for good over the past 10 years.”

John McAreavey (Michaela Foundation Chairman)






This pandemic has been difficult for everyone but we would love to see Volunteers and Campettes, past & present, parents, supporters, friends and family getting involved in what will be a brilliant way of coming together, while staying apart.

We would love to see as many people as possible creating fundraising pages for our campaign but if this isn’t possible for you, you can still donate directly via the link below and let us know how many miles you have covered to help us reach our goal of 10,000 miles!

See instructions below to help set up your very own Justgiving page:

Every week we will be posting updates to let you know how we are all getting on and we can’t wait to interact with you on social media! Post your photos out walking with your friends and family, send us screenshots of your miles covered and make sure to tag Michaela Foundation and use #milesformichaela

Anyone who sets up a fundraising page directly linked to this campaign will receive a beautiful ‘Miles for Michaela’ T-shirt, provided by our friends at Team Kit Ballymena

Get rid of those lockdown winter blues by either walking, running or cycling to help us clock up those miles!

Any Questions? Email us at: or call us at: 07712323716

We look forward to walking the miles alongside you, every step of the way.

Thank you for your support.