– WellFest LIVE, an online edition of the wellness festival will be run on Instagram Live in aid of Barretstown –
WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival will host an online event, ‘WellFest LIVE’, on the festival’s Instagram channel on Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th May 2020. WellFest LIVE is being run in association with KBC Ireland.
The event is free of charge, with an option for those tuning in to donate to WellFest’s charity partner Barretstown Children’s Charity. Barretstown will also be running activities for children on the WellFest Instagram page over the weekend.
The online edition of the festival will take place across two full days, recreating each area of WellFest from WellYoga to WellPilates and WellMind to WellFood. Festival favourites including author Roz Purcell, and fitness stars Faisal Abdalla and Maeve Madden will be among those hosting classes, workouts and talks as part of the fundraiser.
The full line-up and timetable for the online event will be announced on www.WellFest.ie on Saturday, 2nd May 2020.
WellFest LIVE will mark the dates that WellFest 2020 was due to take place, prior to being postponed due to restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The main WellFest 2020 event is now scheduled to take place on 26th and 27th September 2020 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Speaking about the announcement today (30.04.2020), WellFest co-founder Fionnualla Cleary said: “We wanted to give our amazing followers and attendees something to look forward to, and we thought it would be a nice way to mark the dates when the festival was originally due to take place.
“This is the first year we have an official charity partner and we are delighted to be working with Barretstown. It’s a really tough time for charities at the moment, as all fundraising events have had to be cancelled. So, while this is a completely free event, we are hoping that anyone who is in a financial position to do so might give a small donation to Barretstown.
“The presenters that we have lined up have been amazing and really generous with their time, as well as innovative with how they’re going to bring their offering to the online event. We’re really excited to bring all of these amazing people together and create a little bit of the WellFest magic for people at home, while supporting a great cause.”
Full details of the line-up and timetable for WellFest LIVE will be available on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at www.wellfest.ie.