One of Co Longford’s most well known Cystic Fibrosis (CF) campaigners, Jillian McNulty is about to embark on her most ambitious challenge yet. The 36-year-old who has already completed the Dublin City Marathon, has both organised, and will undertake a charity cycle from Carrick-on-Shannon to St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin next month, in an effort to raise some much needed funds for the CF Foundation, and to help raise awareness about the illness along the way.
The exciting cycle, will take place from June 21-24 and will see the Newtownforbes native - who has recently spent time in hospital - take on one of her biggest goals yet - and is encouraging everyone to come on board and join in the fun.
“The cycle weekend will include fundraising, auctions and bucket collections as well as stopovers for participants in Longford, Enfield and Liffey Valley - and all this before the final leg of the cycle to St Vincent’s Hospital where a new state of the art CF Unit was established last year,” said Ms McNulty.
The local woman has spent a lot of her time at St Vincent’s Hospital over the past five years, and was hospitalised there for two months following her completion of the Dublin City Marathon back in October.