The cheque of all the money raised by the Charity Cycle 2017 Limerick to Ballybunion was presented to Milford Hospice and LImerick Suicide Watch at Milford Hospice, Castletroy on Wednesday, August 16. Photo Pat O’Donnell.
Charity Cycle 2017 Limerick to Ballybunion raises astounding donation
By I Love Limerick correspondent Maxine Bramley
The Charity Cycle 2017 Limerick to Ballybunion which took place Saturday, July 29 raised a staggering €21,740.36 for two very important charities Limerick Suicide Watch and Milford Hospice in memory the beautiful Sinead McNamara who was a close friend of the organisers Louise and Mark Collins and Denise O’Loughlin.
Organisers and partakers all gathered at Milford Hospice, Castletroy on Wednesday, August 16 at 7.30 pm to present the cheque of all the money raised from the Charity Cycle to both charities.
“The support running up to and on the day of the cycle was unbelievable everything from money, food, water, banners, t-shirts, party bags, photography and spot prizes were all donated through the kindness of Limerick people,” said Louise Collins.
“There were sad stories and happy stories shared on the journey and some have also made some special friends for life,” she adds.
Keith Moloney, Mike Reddan, Keith Power and Ger McNamara the drivers on the day were outstanding on the gear changing, photography and puncture support. Denny B who had placed second for the previous two years finally got his gold medal for coming 1st this year.
“It’s true for you Dessie Meehan what was all the fuss about the cycle was a breeze, your words not mine, and for pushing poor Noel Healy to the limit with his new knee that now needs a puncture repair kit for next year and some major TLC. Declan Coughlan E6 thank you for all the tips you provided in the run up to and on the day of the cycle to ensure everyone got there safely. It’s greatly appreciated by all. As for the women, again you never fail to let us down. How proud did you all make your family, friends, and Sinead on the day she would have got great pleasure knowing you done it for her. Also, a special mention to Dermot O’Dwyer aka Jappa as only for his singing the fields of Athenry en route it might have turned into a bit of a drag getting up those hills,” Louise Collins warmly thanked everyone who took part in this year’s Charity Cycle at the gathering Wednesday evening.
The Charity Cycle 2017 Limerick to Ballybunion had cyclist aging from 20 to 70 participating on the day and with an outcome of 76 cyclist, which was a huge jump from last years 30 cyclist.
The Cycle was kindly sponsored by DJ Glazing, Dromoland Castle, Rexel Industrial, Bluebird Care, Screen Grafixs, T+G Roofing, Westlink Repairs and JD’s Bar in Ballybunion.
The Charity Cycle from Limerick to Ballybunion kindly welcomes back anyone who wishes to take part in next years cycle and encourages new faces to take part also.
To find out more about Milford Hospice click here
To read our story the Charity Cycle 2017 from Limerick to Ballybunion click here
To find out more about Limerick Suicide Watch click here