Latest Laois Event: Cycle through Laois & Kildare raises funds for Children’s Health Foundation
CHILDREN’S CHARITY CYCLE RAISES €22,000
Riders either took on a 50km or 100km route which started and finished at Kilcullen firm Murphy Geospatial’s head office, winding through the roads of Co. Kildare and Co. Laois.
Riders of all abilities took on the challenge, where keen amateurs were helped along the way by a dedicated team of volunteers. Families, friends, and supporters of the riders lined the routes, helping to push everyone over the finish lines. Fears about the adverse weather loomed earlier in the day, but the rain held off, to the relief of all those involved.
Murphy Geospatial, a specialist in geospatial data, surveys, and digital construction, ran 7 events up until 2019, and have raised over €110,000 for the Foundation to date. This year was the first time the cycle took place since the pandemic.
The Foundation supports Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, which is the national centre for a range of specialities including childhood cancers and blood disorders, cystic fibrosis, clinical genetics, and paediatric congenital heart and lung diseases. The money raised will help provide loving, compassionate care to thousands of patients that visit the hospital every year.
Diarmuid Murphy, Director at Murphy Geospatial said: “We want to thank everyone who took part in our charity cycle event. It was a great day and celebration of the valuable work the Children’s Health Foundation do across Ireland. We also want to thank our amazing sponsors and suppliers who helped make the day possible. We knew that bringing the event back after three years was exciting for everyone, including for those participating, and those in the local community, and we look forward to coming back next year.”
Nessa O’Reilly, Head of Strategic Giving, Children’s Health Foundation said: “It was fantastic to witness the success of Murphy Geospatial’s cycle event once again this year. We are immensely grateful to the entire team at Murphy Geospatial for their outstanding efforts in organising and executing the event flawlessly. The participation of every cyclist has played a vital role in providing the sick children at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, with the best possible opportunities for a brighter future. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone involved in making this event a remarkable and impactful experience.”
Donations are still being accepted to help boost the total raised. You can also register your interest for the next event. Visit www.murphygs.com/CCHF2023 find out more and donate.