Beneficiaries Of Ring Of Kerry Cycle 2017 Announced

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Pictured at the launch of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2017 were in front from left, Con Cremin, (Talbot Grove), Michael Donnelly, (Inbhear Sceine Inshore Rescue) and Angela McNulty, (Temple Street Hospital). At back, Cathal Walshe, organiser, Angela Rooney, (Buy a Bus Campaign for Kerry Parents & Friends Association), Sarah Kelleher, (Downs Syndrome Kerry), Vera O’Leary, (KRSAC)), Brian Gallagher, (Camp Hill Dingle), Eileen Comerford, (Recovery Haven Kerry) Tim O’Brien, organiser, Samantha O’Shea, (Rathmore Social Action) and PJ O’Sullivan, (Valentia Hospital). Photo: Don MacMonagle

THE ten charities and services to benefit from the Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle 2017 were announced this morning in Killarney.

The wildly popular event has raised more than €11.9 million raised to date and draws entrants from all over the country. It was also revealed organisers are scrapping the lottery system which drew criticism from some quarters last year.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 1 and the beneficiaries will be Buy a Bus Campaign for Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Recovery Haven Kerry, Down Syndrome Kerry, Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre, Talbot Grove, Rathmore Social Action, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Temple Street Hospital, Camp Hill Dingle and Valentia Hospital.

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The charities nominated were found to provide very worthwhile services and support many people within communities across Munster, said Cathal Walshe, PRO Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

“We are delighted to partner with 10 very worthy charitable organisations in achieving a successful event with them and our cyclists this year. Our volunteers will also play a pivotal role once more this year in giving their time over to ensure the event is as beneficial it can be for both the fundraisers and the charities.”

There will be 10,000 spaces available and as part of the registration process all participants will be required to select one of the 10 main beneficiary charities, to cycle for. Each charity will be allocated 1,000 cyclists and when the allocated spaces for a charity are full – registrants will be have the option to select another charity which has availability.

“There will be no lottery system this year, and registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis. The 2017 process has evolved to provide a smoother process for cyclists and fundraisers to engage with.”

“With each charity allocated 1,000 cyclists during registration, they will have a chance to directly engage with a set group of cyclists to facilitate their fundraising and inspire a close kinship during their preparations for the big event”, added Cathal Walshe, PRO Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

The registration fee for 2017 is €100 plus a 3.5% service fee. Cyclists will have the option to make additional donations or fundraise for their chosen charity and can additionally request a sponsorship card or set up an online fundraising page with Everyday Hero to facilitate their own fundraising journey.

Registration opens on the 25th of February via

One Comment

  1. Jerry clifford says:

    The charity for the Ring of Kerry Cycle is Derrynane Inshore Rescue not Inbheir sceine