Epic charity cycle to raise funds for Down Syndrome Galway

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Cyclists in Galway will take to the roads this weekend in an epic charity event in aid of Down Syndrome Galway.

Challenge Cycling Club’s event takes place this Saturday, 28 August, with the 115km route going from Claregalway to Kinvara, Caraun, Ballyvaughan and back to Claregalway.

There are four tickets to choose from costing €20, with all proceeds going to Down Syndrome Galway.

Challenge Cycling Club chairperson Eoin McGrath said that in recent months they have been made aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on some local charities and the struggles they face post lockdown.

“Down Syndrome Galway have a centre in Claregalway and have been forced to close their doors during lockdown,” explained Eoin McGrath.

“Having recently visited the Claregalway base and met some of the children and parents, I can see first-hand the great work done.”

Down Syndrome Galway provides information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families across Galway.

The organisation receives no state funding and rely solely on donations and fundraising events to keep our Centres up and running providing essential services such as Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Adult Education Course, Mother and Toddle Group, Social Groups for ages ranging from birth to Adults, Cinema nights and much more.

Donate here.