SINGER Leanne Moore and rugby legends David Wallace and Joy Neville will get on their bikes next weekend and take on the rural hills of county Limerick as part of a charity cycle in aid of sick children.
Now in its sixth year, the Cliona’s Foundation Cycle will take place on Saturday, August 31 from the Honey Fitz Theatre in Lough Gur.
“I’ll probably need some help up those rural Limerick hills but for me it’s about being part of a wonderful event, the proceeds of which will help families in real need of some financial support,” commented former Munster and Ireland star David Wallace who has recently taken up cycling.
With three routes including an 8km, a 40km for leisure cyclists and a challenging 90km route for the more experienced cyclists, the fundraiser is expected to attract large numbers.
Speaking about the celebrity involvement in the cycle, Brendan Ring, founder of Cliona’s Foundation paid tribute to the Leanne, David and Joy for their support.
“We are thrilled with the support received from these three amazing and positive professionals – their attitude to life and commitment to the foundation has been incredible and definitely has an contagious effect,” said Brendan.
“It never fails to amaze me how generous people are in lots of ways. We rely on these fundraisers to ensure that families with critically ill children can be supported with non-medical expenses and in some way ease the financial stresses felt by these families.”
Leanne Moore said she was delighted to support the good cause. “I’ve been very lucky in life and now would like to give something back to help others. Cliona’s Foundation is remarkable and I hope to spread the word about the difference it has made and can make to families”.
Following the cycle there will be a barbecue, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Joy Neville who has been part of the Ireland women’s rugby team set-up over the past decade said she is looking forward to the cycle, the atmosphere and the community involvement.
Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to critically ill children all over Ireland.
More details on the cycle can be found on Cliona’s Foundation Cycling Club Facebook page.