Tommy’s Aiming To Surpass The €100,000 Mark With Fundraising This Year

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Tommy Sheehy (right) who is raising funds with a series of spinathons over the next few months, with Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

HE’S been on the saddle for Enable Ireland for nearly 10 years now and Tommy Sheehy is hoping to surpass a major milestone with his latest fundraising endeavours.

Over the coming weeks, Tommy will be back on the bike undertaking a series of eight hour spinathons in Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland, Listowel,and Killorglin to raise funds for Enable Ireland Kerry Services.

Since 2011, Tommy has raised over €90,000 for Enable Ireland in Kerry and this year is aiming to bring the total he has raised to over €100,000.

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His efforts and the support he receives in the county has made a huge difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Tommy says’ “I’m delighted to support Enable Ireland. I’m grateful to all the managers at the stores throughout Kerry for their encouragement and help. The spinning is tough but I enjoy interacting with all the customers and all the banter and good wishes that makes the day enjoyable.”

In July, Tommy will be back in the saddle to cycle from Lake Como to Vicenza. This five-day 580km cycle climbs the equivalent of Mount Everest and tackles some of the most famous Giro d’Italia iconic climbs including Mortirolo, Passo Stelvio, Monte Grappa and Passo San Marco.

The spinning exploits kick off in Garveys Listowel on Saturday, January 18, followed by Dunnes Stores Horan Centre, Tralee on January 25.

In February, Tommy will be spinning in Keans in Killorglin (date to be confirmed), Garveys Castleisland on the 8th, Manor West Tralee on the 15th, Daly’s Killarney on February 22 and finishing up on the 27th at Dunnes Stores NCR. Your support will be very much appreciated.

All money raised by Tommy will be used to support Enable Ireland services in Kerry. Enable Ireland provides a range of supports and services to children and adults with disabilities.

Their aim is to ensure that a disability is not an obstacle to a child or adult reaching their full potential. All services are provided free of charge and while we receive funding from the State we do rely on the support of volunteers, community and local business to help us meet the needs of our services.

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