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Garvagh man completes epic cycling challenge in mum’s memory

02 January 2019

Seamus helps raise more than £22k for Northern Ireland Hospice

Garvagh man Seamus O’Connell and members of Agivey Cycling Club have raised an amazing £22,895 for Northern Ireland Hospice.

Seamus and the group raised the funds by undertaking a grueling cycling challenge from Mizen to Malin last September.

Seamus and the group were inspired to fundraise for Northern Ireland Hospice after the charity cared for Seamus’s mother Mary, who passed away last year after a long battle with illness.

Seamus said: “Unfortunately, we were able to see first-hand the care which was provided by the Northern Ireland Hospice in my mum’s final weeks. We can only describe the support and specialist services given to her and the rest of our family as phenomenal.

“This incredible organisation offers help and support to patients and their families irrespective of personal circumstances, free of charge.”

Sheila Duffy, Head of Fundraising and Engagement added: “We are absolutely delighted with the support we have received from Seamus and his group. All money raised will go towards helping adults with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and really does make such a difference to the individuals and their families we care for and support.”

For more information on how you can fundraise for Northern Ireland Hospice, please visit: https://www.nihospice.org/supportus  or call 028 9078 1836.