Members of Kings Moss Cycling Club paid a visit to the Daisy Lodge therapeutic short break facility in Newcastle recently to mark their fourth year of supporting Cancer Fund for Children.
The Ballyclare-based cycling club initially became involved with the charity following cyclist Joe Barr’s decision to raise money for it during the Race Around Ireland.
They originally made a commitment to raise funds for the good cause until 2013. However, when the cyclists heard of plans for a new 16,000 square foot therapeutic centre for families affected by cancer, they continued the partnership and began raising funds for Daisy Lodge.
Tony Douglas, Chairman of Kings Moss Cycling Club explained: “Cancer Fund for Children does a remarkable job supporting local families of children with cancer. We have made a commitment to Cancer Fund for Children by incorporating the charity’s logo on the Kings Moss road kit. Our annual Sportive will take place on Sunday, May 18, and on the day we will welcome over 200 cyclists for the event, which is held in aid of Cancer Fund for Children.”
Cyclists can register for the event by logging on to www.entrycentral.com/Kings-Moss-Sportive
Gillian Creevy, Chief Executive of Cancer Fund for Children said: “The support of local clubs like Kings Moss Cycling Club is invaluable to Cancer Fund for Children. To date they have raised £13,515.38, but in addition to raising funds for the charity, they also raise awareness of our work in the local community.
“I was delighted to welcome some of the members of Kings Moss Cycling Club to Daisy Lodge, to see first-hand how their support has provided this fantastic service for local children and young people living with cancer.”
Every week in Northern Ireland three children, teenagers and young adults (0-24 years old) are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Fund for Children is the leading local cancer charity providing practical and emotional support to families in the community, at home and in hospital.
For more information about the work of Cancer Fund for Children contact Ana Wilkinson on 028 9080 5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org