MALLUSK man Eamon McManus along with four member of the International Airport’s security staff will be swapping metal detectors for cycling helmets for a gruelling 440 mile charity cycle.
The group will be taking part in the annual Malin Head to Mizen Head charity challenge next May which will take them from the most southerly point in Ireland to the most northerly.
Eamon is spearheading the fundraising efforts for Cash for Kids and can be seen organising all sorts of fundraising events in the airport.
He can be seen cycling through the borough in preparation for the gruelling challenge,
The 31 year old said: “I have always wanted to be part of a large charity event but didn’t want to be tied to the large amounts of money you have to raise to take part in such events, therefore I decided to organise an event of my own for Cash For Kids.
“I chose this charity simply because I know that all the proceeds we raise will go towards helping kids in Northern Ireland. The airport have been a great support to us, having not only donating money to purchase the bikes but by also allowing us to hold different types of events throughout the airport to ensure we can raise as much money as possible.”
Eamonn has also appealed for help from the local business community. The group are in need of a six berth camper van for the journey and would appreciate the loan of a vehicle.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Mizen to Malin cycle can log on to www.justgiving.com/Eamon8781.