Great Motorway Cycle raises €70,000 for local charities, with €25,000 going to Galway Hospice

GALWAY Hospice was represented at the Motorway Cycle cheque presentation by Joanne Tierney from Tuam. Also pictured are Nadine Monaghan, DirectRoute, David Burke, Project Chairman, Paul Hynes, President Tuam Lions club, Frank McDermott, President of Gort Lions Club, Declan Carney, General Manager of DirectRoute, and John Hansberry of Tuam Cycling Club and Tuam Cancer Care.

Galway Hospice was recently presented with a cheque for €25,000 by the organising committee of the Great Motorway Cycle, which took place on Sunday, 9th September 2017, raising a staggering €70,000 that would ultimately be divided between four local charities. The cyclists cycled either the 100 km plus run from Tuam to Gort and back, or the 50 km to Rathmorrissey near Athenry and back. The other charities to benefit from this mammoth undertaking were Tuam Cancer Care, Tuam Lions Club and Gort Lions Club

Sincere thanks to the organising committee of the Great Motorway Cycle for choosing Galway Hospice as one of the beneficiaries of the cycle. Thank you also to the event sponsors, and to all of the cyclists and volunteers who participated in and supported this once-in-a-lifetime event. Everyone’s support is greatly appreciated.

Pictured at the cheque presentation are (l-r): Nadine Monaghan, DirectRoute, David Burke, Project Chairman, Paul Hynes, President of Tuam Lions Club, Frank McDermott, President of Gort Lions Club, Declan Carney, General Manager of DirectRoute, and John Hansberry of Tuam Cycling Club and Tuam Cancer Care and Joanne Tierney, Galway Hospice.

Every year, Galway Hospice must raise €1.8 million to maintain current levels of Hospice Home Care, Day Care and Bereavement Support services throughout Galway city and county.  Galway Hospice depends hugely on fundraising events like this one to reach this annual fundraising target.  Thank you for your support to date.

 

 

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