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Friday 23 February 2018

Pedal power

The Harrow Cycle has raised over €140,000 since 2001

Organisers Josie Gahan and Willie Walsh present the proceeds from The Harrow Cycle to staff at Temple Street Children’s Hospital
Organisers Josie Gahan and Willie Walsh present the proceeds from The Harrow Cycle to staff at Temple Street Children’s Hospital

A cheque for €6,145 made its way from The Harrow to Temple Street Children's Hospital recently and into the grateful hands of the staff there.

The money was the proceeds of the annual Harrow Cycle, which sees a group of plucky cyclists get on their bikes for the good cause and cycle from The Harrow to Oylegate.

Last year, the gang had to brave some fierce weather conditions, however, they didn't let that distract them from their goal of raising funds for children in need. They were delighted to put the pedal to the metal until they reached Mernagh's in Oylegate, where they enjoyed some refreshments before hitting the road once again and heading home to The Harrow.

The cycle has fostered a real sense of community over the years and has gone from strength to strength since its foundation in 2001.

Over the years, the event has raised over €140,000 for Temple Street and everyone associated with the hospital are extremely grateful to Josie Gahan and all the organisers who put in such hard work to ensuring the event goes off without a hitch each year.

Josie was delighted to present this year's cheque for €6,145 at the hospital and it will now be used for physio equipment and toys for patients there.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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