Cy­cling trio help rase €130,000 for the Jack and Jill Foundaion

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THREE Bank of Ire­land staff from Co Wick­low were among a group of over 50 cy­clists who raised over €130,000 for The Jack and Jill Foun­da­tion.

Myles Barnes from Red­cross and Joan Green and Stephen Bell from Bray were among the group who cy­cled 700km each on the in­au­gu­ral Bank of Ire­land Head­2Head Cy­cle, which set off on Septem­ber 12 and went from Malin Head in Done­gal to Mizen Head in Cork in five days.

The €130,000 raised will help de­liver over 8,000 respite nurs­ing hours to sup­port Jack and Jill fam­i­lies across Ire­land, in­clud­ing those in County Wick­low.

Bank of Ire­land had pledged to pro­vide 20,000 nurs­ing hours to sup­port Jack and Jill fam­i­lies dur­ing its part­ner­ship with the char­ity. Ev­ery €16 raised by staff funds one hour of home nurs­ing care and respite and the bank is proud to an­nounce that it has reached the 20,000 hours mark.

Wick­low cy­clists Myles Barnes, Joan Green and Stephen Bell with In­terim CEO of Jack & Jill, Carmel Doyle, nurse Eilín Ní Mhurchú and Vin­cent Mul­vey, Bank of Ire­land Chief Risk Of­fi­cer.

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