Tommy’s Spinning Around To Help Out Enable Ireland

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Tommy Sheehy who will be spinning for Enable Ireland at various locations in Kerry in the coming weeks, with Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

TOMMY Sheehy is back on his bike to raise funds for Enable Ireland.

Since 2011, Tommy — who lives in Ballyroe but is originally from Castleisland, has raised over €65,000 for Enable Ireland in Kerry and now he’ll be holding a series of spinathons in locations around the county for the worthy cause.

On Saturday, February 17Tommy Sheehy will begin his series of 8 hour spinathons to take place over the next three months in Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin, Castleisland and Listowel.

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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.”

The first spinathon takes place in Manor West Shopping Centre next Saturday and he’ll be in the two Dunnes Stores in Tralee, Garvey’s in Tralee, Castleisland and Listowel, Daly’s Supervalu in Killarney and Keane’s Supervalu in the coming weeks.

In June, Tommy will be back in the saddle to cycle from Barcelona to Valencia, a challenging 5 day cycle covering 679km.

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

“Our 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,” said Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry.

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