30th annual Galway Cycle
Details were announced today of the 30th annual Galway Cycle organised by Maynooth Students for Charity. Over the years the event has raised €1.5 million for charities with a special interest in supporting children, and this year's charity is the Paediatric Family Centred Rehabilitation (Paeds) Unit in the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), DÃºn Laoghaire.
On Friday, 7 April 2017, more than 300 cyclists, collectors and support crew will make the now familiar return journey from Maynooth to Galway, cycling 400km over the weekend to raise funds for their nominated charity.
"This is a big year for us," said the President of the Galway Cycle, Samantha Ward. "In 30 years we have raised over €1.5 million and this year we are very eager and delighted to add to that total by fundraising for the Paediatric Unit of the NRH, where amazing work is done for young people."
The Paediatric Unit at the NRH delivers specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation programmes to children and young people from throughout Ireland who have sustained an acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, limb absence (congenital or traumatic), and a number other neurological conditions, as a result of an accident, illness or injury.
Funds raised by Maynooth Students for Charity will go towards equipping the Therapeutic & Sensory Garden, the Therapeutic Outdoor Playground, the Multi-Sensory Therapy Room and the Adolescent Den in the National Rehabilitation Hospital.
For more information, and to join the fundraising initiative, contact Galway Cycle, Maynooth Students for Charity, David Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org.