Here’s How Much This Year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle Raised For Charity

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Figure this...€1,737,700 the final amount raised of money raised after 33rd Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016, now the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists completing 180km of specular Kerry Landscape, while at the same time fundraising for Kerry based charities.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO***FREE PIC*****

€1,737,700 was raised in the 33rd Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

A STAGGERING €1,737,700 was raised from this year’s Ring of Kerry Cycle which will be divided amongst 47 local charities.

It’s an amazing figure, but down slightly on last year’s total of €1,890,820.

On July 2, almost 11,000 fundraisers from all corners of Ireland and beyond set out along the route with a shared goal to raise money for many deserving local charities.

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“We are delighted to have raised such a huge amount again for such deserving local charities” stated Cathal Walsh PRO for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee. “This year more than 45 local charities will benefit from the generosity of our fundraisers and we couldn’t be more proud of that. The charities involved do incredible work all year round in our community and it’s a huge honour to be able to support them in this way once a year. It is always really special to see volunteers from the charities helping out on the day in July, thanking the fundraisers as they complete their journey.”

Special thanks went to the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make the cycle happen. A year of planning went into organising and managing the cycle and this is done by a voluntary committee.

The committee thanked partners and sponsors Supervalu, SKODA, The Kerryman, Nature Valley, Bon Secures Hospital, and the Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce.With their support most of the running costs are covered.

The 10 nominated Kerry based charities that will benefit from the money raised are; Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Irish Kidney Association (Kerry branch), Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre (Kerry branch), RecoveryHaven Kerry, South West Counselling Services Killarney, St Francis Special School, St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Killorglin, St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Post Primary Special School in Tralee and Talbot Grove.

Three second-tier charities received €10,000 with 34 additional charities receiving €2,000 each.

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  1. Mind blowing fundraising. Well done.