Dromin Fundraisers have once again done a fantastic job in raising funds for Ardee and Mid-Louth Hospice.
Their annual cycle, which was held last June, raised €10,000 for the hospice.
This means that in the past six years the Dromin fundraisers have raised a total of €87,000 for the voluntary organisation.
the attendance also included: Ken Byrne, Breda Boylan, Catherine Young, Gerry McKenny, Mary Hand, Frances Larkin and Peter Flanagan. Photo: Mick Slevin.
Dromin Fundraisers chairman Larry Monaghan and vice-chairman Francis Ward presented the cheque last week to Breege Conlon, chairperson Ardee Hospice Homecare at a function in the Village Saloon Dromin.
“We would like to thank everybody who took part,” said Larry. “Everyone was fantastic. And our thanks to our veteran participant Tess Connolly who is an inspiration to the rest of us.
“Also Frank Lynch of the Ferdia Arms who provided the refreshments on route.”
“Over the past six years we have raised 87,000 and next year we hope to reach the €100,000 mark.”
The cyclists come from all over mid-Louth, Ardee, Dundalk and Carrick, for this annual charity event, the 60km Dromin fundraising cycle in aid of Ardee Hospice Homecare.
The hospice relies on voluntary support and the money raised by the Dromin event is crucial for the service it provides.
The people of mid-Louth have always responded generously to fundraisers and the annual Dromin event is one of the most successful fundraiser of all.
The cycles have seen a tremendous turnout over the years with cyclists as young as eight-years-old and some cyclists 70 plus taking part.
And this year’s event was no exception.
All those taking part were given refreshments when they stopped at the Ferdia Arms in Ardee.
The traditional after rally barbecue was held at the Village Saloon that evening with the usual excellent food, live music and raffles on the night.
“We’re delighted to see so many people taking part,” Larry Monaghan said.
“It’s a great event. So many people have been cared for by the wonderful volunteers of Ardee Hospice.