Longford men raising funds for Temple St Hospital

Longford men raising funds for Temple St Hospital

Two local men are stepping it up a gear this August Bank Holiday weekend in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital.

 

Committing to complete 600 kilometres over four days, Pauric Connolly from Ballymahon and his brother-in-law Keith McCloughry from Kenagh will cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head.

As if 600km wasn't enough, the funds raised from the cycle will go towards sending Pauric and Keith to the 42km New York Marathon in November; also in aid of Temple Street.

“We're getting loads of support locally, with Jackie White Auctioneers being the main sponsor,” explained Pauric.

People are welcome to join the pair at any stage of their cycle from Saturday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 2, and they are asked to raise a target of €250. 

“On the third day of the cycle, from Kenagh to Irvinestown, we have lots of locals joining us - that will be the busiest day," Pauric remarked.

The cycle will kick off at Mizen Head on Saturday July 30 at 8am, finish on Tuesday August 2 at Malin Head.

As part of their fundraising drive, Pauric and Keith are also holding a raffle with a tractor up for grabs as the first prize on  Saturday, October 1 in Ballymahon.

  If you can help with Pauric and Keith's fundraising for Temple Street Children's Hospital or require further information, contact Keith at 087 9496702.