Ring of Kerry cheque pre­sen­ta­tion

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ON Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, Jackie O’Sul­li­van’s bus of Port­magee trans­ported a group of Valen­tia Is­lan­ders and some peo­ple from neigh­bour­ing ar­eas to the Ring of Kerry Char­ity Cy­cle Din­ner Dance in the Gle­nea­gle, Kil­lar­ney.

The pur­pose of the jour­ney was to rep­re­sent the Valen­tia Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal which ben­e­fited as a nom­i­nated char­ity for the 2017 cy­cle.The hospi­tal is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a ma­jor up­grade and ex­ten­sion and very much in need of funds. 2017 was the Hospi­tal’s third year to ben­e­fit as a nom­i­nated Ring of Kerry Char­ity Cy­cle. It also ben­e­fited in 2014 and 2015. The amount raised in 2014 was £212.000, that of 2015 was £193.000 with the sum for 2017 be­ing £76,000.

On the night, the Chair­man of the Hospi­tal Com­mit­tee, PJ O’Sul­li­van, grate­fully re­ceived this very sig­nif­i­cant third cheque from Tony Daly, Chair­man of the Ring of Kerry Cy­cle Com­mit­tee. He and the Hospi­tal Com­mit­tee would like to ex­press their pro­fuse and deep ap­pre­ci­a­ton to the Ring of Kerry Cy­cle Com­mit­tee for their im­mense and vi­tal fi­nan­cial aid in those three years. They also thank the cy­clists, spon­sors, stew­ards, cater­ers, med­i­cal per­son­nel and all who helped in any way.

The an­nual Ring of Kerry Char­ity Cy­cle raised in ex­cess of €1.5 mil­lion euro it was an­nounced at the week­end. Photo shows Tony Daly, Cha­ri­man pre­sent­ing PJ O’Sul­li­van, Valen­tia Is­land Hospi­tal with their cheque.

Photo: Don MacMona­gle

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