‘Step Up’ and help rebuild lives this January with Paul

Join football legend Paul McGrath in Stepping Up for Brain Injury this January.

As part of its annual Step Up for Brain Injury campaign, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is inviting you this month to make a New Year’s resolution that will make a life-changing difference to thousands of individuals and families across the country.

The organisation is seeking participants to walk 150,000 steps between January 1st and 31st, to raise vital funds for those impacted by acquired brain injury. Participation is free and registration is now open.

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.


Football legend Paul McGrath will take on the challenge and encourages 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. ‘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 is 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.”

Paul will be sharing his journey across social media throughout the month and invites all participants to do the same. You can follow Paul McGrath’s ‘Step Up’ challenge at – Instagram: paulnumber5 or Twitter: @paulmcgrath5.


Participation is free – all that’s required is a simple sign-up via 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 www.abiireland.ie

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’.