Pictured: Fergal Deegan, David Wallace, Glen Curtin & Brendan Ring. for Cliona’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Cycle.
Pedal power to help families for Cliona’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Cycle
Cliona’s Foundation Cycle Club in the company of David Wallace launched the Cliona’s Foundation 10th Annual Cycle.
As this is a very special milestone for the Charity and the Cycle Club Cliona’s Foundation are asking everyone to make a very special effort to take part in a very special day, remembering and helping some very special children.
David Wallace – former Ireland and Munster player was only too delighted to promote the Cliona’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Cycle and hopes to lead out the event on the 26th August. “As a father of 3 healthy children I really admire the work of Cliona’s Foundation and the much-needed support they provide to families. I cannot imagine the upset and stress that parents experience when told the awful news that your child is sick and will require treatment for the course of their life. At that point in time I assume you don’t even think about the costs involved, and in fairness, you shouldn’t really have to. But when you think of accommodation costs, travel, childcare for siblings , even car parking and the numerous cups of coffee and hospital canteen lunches over weeks, months and years it really is a huge additional pressure that people don’t even consider but has to be paid from somewhere, that is why what Cliona’s Foundation does is very unique and impactful.”
Clionas Foundation has supported over 400 families over the past 10 years and year on year have been receiving increasing numbers of applications.
“The 1st 6 months of 2017 has seen a huge increase in the number of applications for support the Charity has received” said Brendan Ring(, (co -founder of Cliona’s Foundation )and we are really hoping that the proceeds from this cycle will help us provide assistance to these families that are on our waiting list. We have already helped out 63 families this year and have another 20 currently waiting for support from us. We expect we will be supporting 120 families this year subject to us having the funds to do so – so we really need the public’s help.
The Cliona’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Cycle will take place this year on Saturday, August 26th starting out from Bruff Rugby Club, just 25km from Limerick city.
It is a fantastic family day out with something for all ages and all levels of fitness and ability
There is the 10km for kiddies and beginners, a 40km family/leisure cycle and the 90km Cliona’s Challenge the event caters for cyclists of all levels of ability.
On finishing the Cliona’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Cycle participants and onlookers can look forward to plenty of food from the famous BBQ, while the kids will be kept entertained also with the bouncy castle and more.
To take part in this year’s cycle you can register online for the 90 & 40km by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am for all routes.
Registration fee is €20 for Adult Cycling Ireland members, €25 for non-members, €5 for children and a very special family rate of €35
Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to children with life limiting conditions. Founded in 2007 by Brendan and Terry Ring, in memory of their daughter Cliona who died of an inoperable brain tumour, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €1,000,000 already helping more than 400 families Cliona’s Foundation receives no financial state support and relies on the generosity of the public to ensure its continuity.
If you’d like to learn more about Cliona’s Foundation, donate or apply for financial assistance please visit www.clionasfoundation.ie
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