Volunteers for North Tipperary Hospice Movement recognised as Hospice Sunflower Heroes Dorothy Bradish (Templemore Branch), who marks 24 years as a volunteer with the North Tipperary Hospice Movement and Threasa Larkin (Roscrea Branch) received their recent Sunflower Heroes Award, from RTE’s Mary Kennedy. The ladies received these awards because of their years of dedication and
Event to include five legs, ranging from 120km route to 10km family cycle
Tipperary’s two great rivers will be linked in a new North Tipperary Hospice fundraising event with the inaugural Shannon Suir Cycle set to take place on Saturday September 13th next.
The event is set to become a flagship annual fundraiser for the North Tipperary Hospice, a non-profit organisation that supports the delivery of hospice/palliative care in the North Tipperary area each year to people and their families, free of charge, regardless of their circumstances.
The 120km route will include five legs, starting with Dromineer to Roscrea, followed by Roscrea to Templemore and Templemore to Thurles, where participants will break for lunch by the banks of the River Suir.
After lunch, cyclists will set off for Nenagh, taking in Borrisoleigh along the way, before the final leg, which will be a 10k Family Cycle from Nenagh to Dromineer in which parents will be encouraged to join with their children or siblings for this special end to what will be a memorable day for North Tipperary Hospice and its supporters.
Participants will be welcome to take on any individual leg – Dromineer to Roscrea (40km); Roscrea to Templemore (20k); Templemore to Thurles (15km); Thurles to Nenagh (37km); Nenagh to Dromineer Family Cycle (10km) – of overall 120km route, while there is also the Relay option, which will see teams of five persons (or less) taking on individual legs to cover the entire 120km route.
The registration fee, which will go towards covering costs of the event, is €25 per participant, with €10 per person for the Family Cycle or €20 per family for any more than two people.
However, to support the fundraising for North Tipperary Hospice, cyclists are being asked to raise sponsorship for the event, with sponsorship cards downloadable from the event website www.shannonsuircycle.ie or sent to participants by post on request.