The D2K (Dunleer to Kilkenny) charity cycle riders and organisers gathered in Shearman’s pub, Dunleer, on Friday night last for the presentation of this year’s fund raising efforts.
An amazing amount of €55,656.10 has been raised by 121 riders for in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and Paul’s Fight 4 Life.
This is the fourth year of the charity cycle from Dunleer to Kilkenny and brings the total raised in that time to just over €140,000.
This year’s event could not have taken place without event partners Halfords and the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth; generous sponsors IFM, Setanta Sports, Suretank, Foxpak, DkIT Sports, Carberry Sand and Gravel, JK Signs, Neacy Mechanical; Electrical, Team Carrie, Sensor Tech Thermometers, Dunleer Car Sales and Grogan Transport; and of course, the many, many volunteers who ensure the smooth running of the D2K.
“The D2K 2016 has been a huge success and as the event gets bigger I get to meet more and more fantastic people who give their time and effort to raise awareness of MND and to have the likes of Halfords join us this year is just amazing,” said event organiser Paul Lannon.
“A huge thanks to all involved in organizing it.
“I would like to thank the marshals, the garda traffic corps, the support vans crew, the ladies who did all the food, and especially the people of Dunleer.”
“And of course my wonderful wife Sandra.
“D2k Cycle 2017 is sure to be an event to be part of so keep an eye on our page for updates and news www.facebook.com/D2KCycle,” said Paul.
In 2011 Paul was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Since his diagnosis Paul has had tremendous support from the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.