Charity crew cycle helps sick children in hospital

by Ian Begley
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THE Laurels Charity Crew have presented a cheque of €118,000 to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin from the money they raised at the Galway to Dublin Charity cycle in April, and are now gearing up for a Christmas-themed charity cycle this Sunday.
Approximately 300 cyclists took part in the charity’s annual cycle in a collective effort to raise money for Ireland’s first EOS Scanner in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital as part of a project called “Straight Ahead”.
This machine significantly reduces the amount of radiation patients get during X-rays.
The cheque was presented to the hospital on November 27 at the Laurels Pub amidst a large crowd of charity participants, hospital staff and members of the community.
Speaking to The Gazette, Damien Long said the fundraiser was a massive success, adding that altogether the charity group have raised nearly €700,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital.
“We’ve worked with the hospital for the past number of years and its staff really do fantastic work and make a huge difference to children in need.
“We also get fantastic support every year from Clondalkin Motorcycling Club and Clondalkin Cycling club, along with many other individuals and the local groups.”
Meanwhile, the charity crew’s “Operation Rudolf” cycle will be held on Sunday, December 6, with all money raised going towards Our Lady’s Hospital.
Starting at 4.30pm in the Phoenix Park, the cycle will continue down the Quays over O’Connell Street Bridge and on to Our Lady’s Hosptial in Crumlin.
It will then progress into Clondalkin and onto a party in The Laurels bar.
Participants will also be required to wear Santa suits and lights for their bikes, which they can collect in the Laurels Bar or in the phoenix Park between 2 to 4pm at the Papal Cross on the day of the cycle.
Long added: “The cycle taking place on Sunday is sure to be a massive hit and will probably go viral with all of the Santa’s cycling through town with lights on their bikes.
“We want to be the first pub in the world to raise €1 million for charity and expect to do so on our tenth anniversary three years from now. After we hold this event we’re confident that we’ll do it and we have three years to do it.”
For more information on this charity cycle visit the Laurels Charity Crew Facebook page.

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