Cyclists raise over €15,000 for Galway Hospice

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Over €15,000 was raised for Galway Hospice this year at the 31st annual Annaghdown Cycle.

Cyclists from Annaghown recently presented Fiona McKinnon of Galway Hospice with a cheque for €15,215.91, the full proceeds of the charity event that took place at the start of the summer.

Participants in the 31st annual cycle travelled from Annaghdown on the shores of Lough Corrib, to Ennistymon in Co. Clare on April 28, and made the return journey the next day.

Galway Hospice expressed their gratitude everyone who took part for their contributions to hospice and day-care service down the years.

“Our sincere thanks to the dedicated organisers of this event and to the amazing cyclists who take on this considerable challenge each year.

“The funding received from this event over the years has been hugely important in the provision of Galway Hospice Home Care and Day Care services, which rely almost totally on voluntary donations.”

The annual Annaghdown cycle has always made significant contributions to the hospice each year.

Last year and in 2016, people taking part in, and backing, the event raised €21,000 for Galway Hospice.

The presentation of this year’s proceeds took place, as always, at Regan’s of Clonboo, with music, song and a well earned night of fun.

Every year Regan’s provides support for the cyclists at the start and end of the race.