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"The only way I can describe how I feel, is that this has been the most gruelling, painful, physically and mentally torturous, and fullfilling week of my life. I have shared the biggest challenge with an amazing and wonderful group of people, and I already know we are bonded for life. We laughed, cried, and clung to each other for dear life, and that was just in the niteclub last night!! lol YIKES!!!
Seriously, some amazing friendships forged, and I will never forget these folks. Ever! To Paulie, Sile, Jenny, Ruth, Sharon, Alan, Kathryn and Karl and co....... WE DID IT!!!!!!! Love you guys big time!!
I am heading home to see my beautiful wife Michelle and my 3 angels Joshy, Ava and Sophie.
My body feels like it has been hit by a train, but it was worth it for the cause. Thanks so much to you all for donating, and helping Crumlin Childrens Hospital in process."

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"So nice to walk out at Dublin Airport this morning and have a few hundred people cheer us home, along with various media. It was sad to part with everyone, even if it was just a week, but I think we shared so much that it felt a lot longer. BTW....we have officially raised in excess of 250,000 Euros for Our Ladys Hospital Crumlin!!"

The 'Climb For Kids Documentary

Documentary Promo Photoshoot

DH Kili Photoshoot Collage

Watch the Full Documentary

Directed by Michael Sheridan and narrated by Colin Farrell "Climb For Kids" in aid of Our Lady's Children's
Hospital Crumlin.

Peru Trek to Machu Picchu for Irish Autism Action

On 27 September 2009, Darren headed off to Peru with a celebrity team, including Boyzone's Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham, to trek the Inca Trail. The climb to Machu Picchu was being undertaken to raise funds for Irish Autism Action, a charity Darren has supported at several events.

This video player contains two videos of Darren doing impromptu performances of Summer in Dublin and American Pie, accompanying himself on guitar as his fellow climbers provided backing vocals.

Charity Skydive for the Bubblegum Club Kilkenny

Darren undertook a charity skydive on 19th June 2010 for the Bubblegum Club in Kilkenny. This was in association with Tandem SkyDive Club and raised 11,500 euros on the day. The Bubblegum Club is a charity which provides exciting days out for children who suffer from serious illness, life threatening illness or are in some way disadvantaged.

I am still coming down from the incredible high of last weeks Skydive.
All I can say is, I can't wait to go up again, but this time do it from 20,000ft.
Its an unreal rush, the likes of which I haven't experienced before."

Darren Holden 24 June 2010

DH Skydive Collage