Annual Milford to Kilkee Cycle in honour of Louise Doherty
By ilovelimerick correspondent Chloe Reidy
The Annual Milford to Kilkee Cycle will take place on Saturday, June 1, in honour of Louise Doherty. The family of Louise will be taking part in the 95km cycle, donating the money raised by the cycle to Milford Hospice in Castletroy.
Milford Hospice was chosen as the receiving charity because of the care and the support that they provided to Louise and her family.
Louise Doherty was battling with cancer and benefitted from the services that Milford Hospice provided, before her death last year.
Louise was a Health Care Assistant in the A&E in University Hospital Limerick and was also the mother of two, Jessica (7) and Jake (6).
Karen Doherty spoke to I Love Limerick about her eldest sister Louise, “Louise was such a loving and caring person, who always thought of others. I have never met anyone as selfless as her. She was a health care assistant in University Hospital Limerick, and just loved helping anyone she could. She was loved by so many, and we will always miss her.”
Speaking about the staff at Milford Hospice, Karen added, “The staff at Milford were brilliant- we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! They are literally angels.”
Louise Doherty’s family got the idea for hosting the cycle, from a friend who had previously held his own charity cycle after his own mother died.
Milford Hospice is a non-profit, voluntary care centre and also a registered charity. It was established in 1928, by the Little Company of Mary Sisters and provides Specialist Palliative Care and Older Persons Services in the Mid-West.
Milford Hospice has received various funding from different events, such as Abseiling Thomond Park in August 2018, and The Light up a Memory, which is an annual event where a tree in Milford is decorated with lights.
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.
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