Kevin is set to break pain barrier to support charity appeal
A PORTMARNOCK man is set to push through the pain barrier to raise much-needed cash for a very worthy cause.
Kevin Finn is busy preparing for the challenge of cycling 1,500km down the west coast of France in just over a week to help raise money for Our Lady of Lourdes Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
All the money raised will go towards the purchase of a Xltek Protektor 32 IOM which is used on young patients undergoing spinal and neurosurgery procedures.
Kevin will set off on his mammoth fundraiser on Wednesday, May 31. The first leg of his journey will see him cycle from Dublin to Rosslare Harbour.
After travelling overnight on the ferry to Roscoff, he will then cycle along the west coast of France to Biarritz.
‘I am doing this unaided and will be cycling with a work colleague. We will be averaging about 150KM per day,’ Kevin explained.
Anybody wishing to donate to this worthy cause should visit https://cmrf.org/user/kevin.
‘Every cent of the money donated will go towards the purchase of Xltek Protektor 32 IOM. I am funding the travel and accommodation expenses from my own pocket,’ he explained.
Kevin, who is the men’s captain at Portmarnock Tennis Club, was inspired to undertake the challenge by his friend’s Mark and Sinead O’’Donnell, who have raised thousands of euro for the hospital in memory of their son Jack, who died some years ago.
The O’Donnell’s established the ‘ Making a Difference Campaign’ in memory of Jack, who spent a short time in the hospital in 2009. As well as a major cycling event every year, the O’Donnell’s also hold a hugely popular table quiz in the White Sands Hotel in Portmarnock. This year’s event is taking place on June 1st at 8pm.
Portmarnock man Kevin Finn.