ON Saturday, August sixth, Clonaslee Excessive Nelly Membership members have been delighted to welcome Temple Avenue Neighborhood Engagement Administrator Laura Hill to Hickey’s Pub for the official presentation of a cheque for €20,275.
An announcement on behalf of Clonaslee Excessive Nelly Membership learn: “Clonaslee Excessive Nelly Membership ran a really profitable fundraising day on Might fifteenth in assist of Temple Avenue Youngsters’s Hospital. We want to take this chance to thank each one which helped us alongside the best way.
“To the 102 cyclists who took half on the day, it was an unbelievable sight, seeing you all cycle down Predominant St collectively. To the individuals who donated gadgets for our public sale, to everybody who purchased on the public sale, and to everybody who donated cash, we thanks very a lot on your generosity. To our auctioneer Paddy Keating, additionally Luke McEvoy, you each saved us entertained all night – unbelievable work by each of you.
“To Dave’s BBQ for all of your onerous work cooking the pig on a spit, to Glanbia for the meat, and Michael McEvoy for the buns, thanks very a lot, people.
“Our fundamental sponsors, Hickey’s Pub, Pat & Dympna O’Connell, with out your assist this occasion could not have taken place. To J.P. Dunne, the stewards on the day, Fr O’Reilly and everybody who turned as much as assist us on the day, we thank each one among you on your assist.”
The supernumerary result’s a testomony to the meticulous planning undertaken by the committee and the goodwill prolonged by sponsors, locals in Clonaslee and supporters from additional afield, together with biking golf equipment in Laois and Offaly. It was a implausible day for the village with noteworthy numbers gathering for the occasion.
For one membership member enthused by the outcomes, the journey continues with the cycle in his adoptive residence of Clonaslee marking the primary of many miles he’ll journey for Temple Avenue. Belmont, County Offaly-born photographer Darren Kennedy will take to the Greenway on his Excessive Nelly later this month – pedalling 100 km to Waterford – to fundraise for his journey throughout Route 66 within the US in September. Becoming a member of a big group from Eire, Darren will doc every step of the best way and plans to supply a dynamic and visually immersive e-book with all proceeds directed to the acute paediatric hospital which supplies look after over 140,000 youngsters yearly.
To seek out out extra or assist the undertaking, Darren’s Go Fund Me is right here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/route-66-book-far-childrens-hospital
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