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Milford to Kilkee Annual Cycle raises over €25,000 for Milford Care Centre

Milford to Kilkee Annual Cycle: The annual cycle was in memory of Louise Doherty, and helped raise vital funds for the Milford Care Centre. Picture: Michael Cowhey.
Milford to Kilkee Annual Cycle raises over €25,000 for Milford Care Centre
The Milford Care Centre has received an outstanding €25,000 from the annual Milford to Kilkee Cycle in memory of Louise Doherty, which took place on Saturday, June 1.
Louise Doherty was battling with cancer and benefitted from the services that Milford Hospice provided, before her death last year. Her family took part in the 95km cycle to help raise money for the Milford Care Centre.
Milford Hospice was chosen as the receiving charity because of the care and the support that they provided to Louise and her family.
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 center 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.






The center 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.

The Milford Care Centre were delighted with the funds raised, saying, “What an amazing group of people! Well done to each and every one of you for raising such a fantastic amount of money from the Limerick to Kilkee Cycle held in the loving memory of Louise Doherty. Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and donated”.

For more stories about the Annual Cycle, click here.

For more information about the Milford Care Centre, click here.


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