BAM Trail Walk raises over €10,000 ‘All For Aidan’

On Friday, September 17th, BAM Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading construction firms, hosted a trail walking day in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, raising over €10,000 for the ‘All for Aidan’ charity.

BAM employees from around the country took to the hills to support the care of three-year-old Roscommon boy Aidan Kenny, who was diagnosed with a rare, incurable condition called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) last year.

Aidan requires around-the-clock care since his diagnosis in 2020, and a GoFundMe Page has been set up to allow his parents Séan and Deirdre and brother Darren to spend as much time with him as possible.

In May, Aidan received the Young Engineers Award in honour of his curious mind and bravery. Engineers Ireland awarded him this through the STEPS programme as an individual award, the first of its kind, making him the youngest engineer in Ireland.

BAM Director Denis McCarthy said: “It was great to see so many of our colleagues come out today to support and raise awareness for such a worthy cause. Aidan, Séan, Deirdre and Darren are handling this situation with great courage, and we are proud to be associated with people of such strength and character. We know that the funds raised will be put to good use as the Kenny family continue on their journey”.

More information on All for Aidan, including how to donate, can be found at the ‘All for Aidan’ page on