2023 Louise Doherty Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, June 17 from Limerick to Kilkee in aid of Milford Hospice
2023 Louise Doherty Memorial cycle – The mother of two was described by her family and friends as a loving and caring person who always thought of others. Pictured above with her kids Jessica and Jake.
2023 Louise Doherty Memorial Cycle will honour Louise Doherty who passed away in July 2018
The Louise Doherty Memorial Cycle will take place on Saturday, June 17 from Limerick to Kilkee in aid of Milford Hospice.
The cycle will honour Louise Doherty who passed away in July 2018 from a hard-fought battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends at the Milford Care Centre.
Louise’s family got the idea for hosting the annual Louise Doherty Memorial Cycle, from a friend who had previously held his own charity cycle after his own mother died.
Since beginning the cycle in 2019, the group has raised more than €36,000 despite not being able to hold the event in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fundraising 95 km cycle event will see the money raised by the cycle donated to Milford Hospice in Castletroy. Milford Hospice was chosen as the receiving charity because of the care and support that they provided to Louise and her family.
The cycle will begin at Maxol Mace in Dooradoyle at 7:45 am and the cycle will begin at 8 am. The cycle will then finish at Stella Maris, Kilkee where an afterparty with lots of spot prizes and live music.
Milford Care Centre is an organisation close to the hearts of many in the Midwest. The voluntary, not-for-profit organisation and registered charity were first established by the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1928 and now provides Specialist Palliative Care and Older Persons Services in the Midwest. Milford Hospice is person-centred and aims to provide comfort, autonomy, and rehabilitation. They affirm life while integrating the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care particular to individual needs. They encourage advanced planning rather than crisis intervention. The centre gets approximately 75% of its annual budget from the HSE and the balance must be raised every year, primarily through fundraising initiatives undertaken by the local community, donations, and bequests. The money raised enables the workers at Milford to provide essential care to patients.
Milford is a massive support to the community of Limerick, and funds raised from the event will be put into the much-needed services they provide.
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