KDYS raises funds with 'Spin the Ring'

KDYS volunteers, staff and members of the public pictured in the Square in Tralee last Thursday for the KDYS ‘Spin the Ring’ fundraising challenge. Photo by Fergus Dennehy.
KDYS volunteers, staff and members of the public pictured in the Square in Tralee last Thursday for the KDYS ‘Spin the Ring’ fundraising challenge. Photo by Fergus Dennehy.

Fergus Dennehy

They may have been one of the main beneficiaries of this year's main Ring of Kerry cycle, but that was not the only recent fund-raiser by the KDYS, which ran its own 'Spin the Ring' event around Kerry last Thursday

KDYS staff, volunteers and some members of the public hopped onto a static bike in eight locations around Kerry - Tralee, Dingle, Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Killorglin, Kenmare and Cahersiveen - in a bid to cycle the 175kms of the Ring of Kerry cycle.

A hardy young volunteer, who was mercifully shaded from the worst of the sun, was up on the static bike in Tralee when  All the money raised from the cycle is going towards the KDYS Building Communities fund.

"The KDYS is a youth organisation, and we have a number of different youth projects," said Caroline Duane, speaking to Founded in 1971, the KDYS works to provide a wide range of activities for young people right across Kerry, the Beara Peninsula and north west Cork. Some of the services that the KDYS provides are the 'Prevention of Drugs and Alcohol' service, family support, youth clubs, cafés, and education and training.

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