Cycle and barn dance raises funds for sick children

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

OVER 70 people recently took part in a charity cycle covering 60km of County Limerick to raise funds for terminally ill children.

OVER 70 people recently took part in a charity cycle covering 60km of County Limerick to raise funds for terminally ill children.

Teresa and Denis Kelly of Dullas, Croom who are the proud parents of two-and-a-half-year-old DJ and five month-old Sean decided to organise the cycle in aid of the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Foundation.

“It was absolutely brilliant we had a lovely day. There were 74 cyclists and they travelled from Granagh to Newcastle West, back to the Bruff line to O’Rourke’s Cross and back into Granagh,” said Teresa of the cycle which was organised by her brother-in-law Con Kelly and his girlfriend Claire O’Donoghue.

The Laura Lynn foundation was set up in 2001 as a result of an enormous personal tragedy in the lives of Jane and Brendan McKenna which saw them lose both of their precious daughters Laura and Lynn in the space of just two years.

Teresa Kelly was so struck by the story that she decided to organise an event to raise money for the foundation. As part of the fundraising intiative, a barn dance was also organised at the Kelly’s home at Dullas, Croom on Sunday afternoon.

“It kicked off at 4pm. We had a very good crowd. We had entertainment for the children including a clown, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder. There was a DJ from 4pm to 12am,” said Teresa.