Friday 31 October 2014

Pedal power raises €21,000

Published 01/10/2013 | 05:40

Participants from the Dublin to Sligo Charity Cycle 2013 pictured at the presentation of the cheque to Cancer Care Support Centre. Front row: Margaret Bolton, Caroline McLaughlin, Mark Boland, Lorraine McDonnell, JD Herity and Willie McCann. Back Row: Nicholas Leonard, Nivard Whelan, Con Lee, Peter Devaney and Ken O’Neill.

The Dublin-Sligo Charity Cycle, which was held last June, raised a staggering €21,000 for the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

The proceeds were handed over at a special ceremony this week at Kennedy's Bar.

'Dublin-Sligo Charity Cycle 2013' took place Saturday and Sunday 8th/9th June

This year, the route was altered slightly with an overnight in Roscommon town. The wheels were set in motion from the West County Hotel, Chapelizod as 38 cyclists set off on the first leg of their 150km journey travelling through Kinnegad, Rathowen, Lanesboro and onto Roscommon town to complete the first leg of the trek. Overnight accommodation was in Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon.

Sunday's route of 95km took the cyclists from Roscommon to Boyle and on through Castlebaldwin, with the cyclists arriving in Sligo at about 3pm where a huge crowd of well-wishers gathered at The Glasshouse Hotel to welcome home the cyclists.

Plans are already afoot for next year's cycle and organisers wish to take the opportunity to thank all cyclists, sponsors, supporters and stewards who helped make this event such a huge success.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre is a place of peace and hope where people with cancer and their families can access support, counselling, holistic therapies and healing workshops in a caring and tranquil environment. Because of the ever increasing demand for our services, and the fact that all services are free of charge to everyone who uses the Centre, having sufficient funding to cover costs is a daily challenge.

The Centre is located at No 44 Wine Street, Sligo.

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