Members of Limerick Fire Service with Ronan 6, Darragh 3, and their service dog in training Emmy
MEMBERS of Limerick Fire and Rescue Service will this weekend cycle from Mizen to Malin to raise funds for autism.
The firefighters will set out this Thursday and hope to complete the marathon trek by Monday night, raising money for My Canine Companion Autism Services in the process.
Mike Mooney of Limerick Fire Service, who has two children with autism, explained that the cycle was to help the national charity that provide highly skilled service dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism.
“This event is close to my heart and I see first hand how these dogs improve the lives of people with autism,” said Mike, whose family received a pup called Emmy, which is currently in training.
Stage one will travel from Mizen Head to Limerick City Fire Station, aiming to arrive on Friday at about 5pm. A support vehicle and two support personnel will travel with the cyclists.
The convoy will be “bucket shaking” along the way and each cyclist has paid their own costs, while the Civil Defence has sponsored a minibus, meaning 100% of the funds raised will go to the charity.