CYCLE: Paschal Dower, Bill Lyne, Gar Spollen, Mary O’Shea, Peggy Daly, John Kelly and Marian Lyne who completed an 80km charity cycle for palliative care on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh
The family of the late Breeda McCarthy from Milltown, who organised an 80km cycle through Kenmare and Kilgarvan, have raised almost €13,000 for charity.
Up to 30 friends and family set off last Saturday in an event organised by her brother Bill Lyne for the palliative care unit in Tralee.
After the cycle the group hosted a coffee morning, sponsored by Daly’s SuperValu and Sheahan’s Centra, at the Killarney Avenue Hotel to raise additional funds.
“We are so grateful to all of the staff of the centre and are now hoping to help ensure they never have to close their doors to families who may need them in the future,” Bill said.
“This centre does not receive Government funding and therefore relies on fundraising and public donations. I hope to make it an annual event and continue to support the centre as long as we can. I still have a few cards to collect but it is looking like €13,000 at the moment.”