Working in tandem to raise funds

Published 29/10/2013 | 10:00

Jamie Denker and her husband John Paul Denker from Lusk.

A LUSK husband and wife have taken part in a major fundraising charity cycle which is set to swell the coffers of three separate organisations.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dublin Airport Team, recently took part in a charity cycle event in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, Bee for Battens and Make a Wish Foundation

The Enterprise team consisted of Manager John Paul Denker and his wife Jamie from Lusk, Mathew O'Grady and Luke Murphy as well as employees Lukasz Juskzis and Dave Hudson.

They cycled more than 100km from 'Old Bridge House' in Drogheda onto Slane, Dunleer and Clogherhead in Co. Louth and raised nearly €1,000 for the charities.

Mathew O'Grady, Enterprise Dublin Airport Branch Manager, said: 'I was delighted to be part of this charity event and I want to especially thank The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) for organising it. The DAA has chosen such worthy causes as Down Syndrome Ireland, Bee for Battens and Make a Wish Foundation.

'I would also encourage others to raise money or volunteer their time to support these fantastic charities."

Since the launch of the DAA Staff Charity of the Year programme in 2007, more than €750,000 has been donated to a range of national charities.

George O'Connor, Managing Director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ireland, said: 'Having participated in the charity cycle in aid of Barrettstown in 2012, I understand that these charities are substantially funded through donations and national fundraising events. It is important that we contribute. I was so pleased that our staff at Enterprise took part in this charity cycle from Old Bridge House.'

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