Scottish cyclists’ amazing €10K cheque for hospice

first_imgA group of cyclists who completed a marathon trek from Glasgow to Gortahork this summer have returned to Ireland to deliver a cheque for almost €10,000 to Donegal Hospice.The cash was raised by the 18 members of the Cathcart Pedallers, most of whom had never cycled before they began training for their 220-mile trip.From the start, they decided all proceeds from their efforts – which included sponsorship and a charity night – would be split between the hospice in Letterkenny and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. The cheque for £8,452 was delivered to Donegal by four of the Pedallers with local connections: Seamus Ferry (Fanaboy), Tommy and Lorraine Docherty (Gortahork) and Maeve Carson (Braade).Afterwards Tommy Docherty said: “We were honoured to represent our whole group, who are just a bunch of close friends from the South Side of Glasgow.Cheque presentation, Left to right: Seamus Ferry, Tommy Docherty, Rosemary Sweeney (Donegal Hospice), Maeve Carson, Lorraine Docherty, Rena Alcorn (Donegal Hospice).“Cycling to Donegal was the experience of a lifetime for us. It was hard work in parts, especially for those who were relatively new to cycling.“I’m sure we’ll all remember the hard day’s pedal up the slope to Errigal, then the marvellous views of the Poison Glen from the top. “The welcome when we finished at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork was also special.“We had great fun but the important thing is that we raised some funds to help the fantastic work being done by the people at Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny and their counterparts in Glasgow.“I’d also like to thank former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty for their support..”Scottish cyclists’ amazing €10K cheque for hospice was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more