Tuesday 04 October 2016
Port Cyclists Raise Valuable Funds for Two Charities
The Port of Cork had a team of over 90 cyclists who recently completed the An Post Rebel Tour cycle from Glengarriff. Cyclists from a range of port related companies took part in the cycle which was co-sponsored by the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and Zenith Energy Management Ltd. Together the cyclists raised over €1800 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland and over €1100 for the Seamen’s Christian Friends Society.
Back L to R: Brendan Keating Port of Cork, Sara Mackeown Port of Cork, Sunhwa and Colin Jenkins Seamen’s Christian Friends Society
Front L to R: Jessica Mullins Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland and Conor Mowlds National Maritime College of Ireland.
Cyclists chose either 85km or 160km routes across which led them to West Cork and into Kerry.
Brendan Keating, Port of Cork Chief Executive said: “This is our third year organising the cycle which was by far the biggest turnout of cyclists to date. We were delighted to partner with NMCI and Zenith Energy Management Ltd and as result two very deserving charities benefitted from our cyclists generous donations.’
He continued: ‘I’d like to congratulate all those who took part and thank you for your kind donations.’
The Seamen’s Christian Friend Society (SCFS) is based in 40 ports around the world and spends their days boarding ship after ship, meeting and assisting crews. Over a million men and women live in the twilight world of big shipping and it’s a lonely life roaming the world's oceans for up to 12 months at a time. An SCFS Friend brings a welcome, an offer of friendship or a chance for a sympathetic talk and news of the Christian gospel to crews.
Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland is a national charity providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. The dogs are specially trained to provide safety, independence and companionship to children who would otherwise live in a very isolated world. These dogs help to transform the lives of children and their families.
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