Laurels Charity Crew have raised a whopping €1,030,000 for charities
Participants in the Laurels Charity Crew cycle

Laurels Charity Crew have raised a whopping €1,030,000 for charities

HUNDREDS of cyclists got back on the saddle for the Laurels Annual Cycle event to raise money for a good cause.

The Laurels Cycle Crew set off from the Laurels Pub in Clondalkin last Saturday morning, September 18, making their way to Kinnegad in County Westmeath and back – all in a day’s work.

Spirits were high as the cyclists geared up to take on the fundraising cycle, which was cancelled last year due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

“There was a great turn out and we are delighted to be back again,” said Denis Mc Carthy, who runs the event alongside Damien Long.

“It was great to see people being able to go out and enjoying themselves – people were able to come together as part of the community again and to get back to normal again and to be able to do some good.”

Participants in the Laurels Charity Crew cycle

The Laurels crew celebrated a significant milestone in 2019 when the total amount of contributions towards Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital reached €1 million, which now stands at €1,030,000 and counting.

The total amount of money raised for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin is not yet known, but if recent years are anything to go by the event is expected to have raised a significant amount for the hospital.

Denis added: “It’s good to be back and we will be announcing our Santa Cycle which is coming up shortly and it’s just fantastic to be able to see people enjoying themselves again.”

The cyclists headed back to The Laurels Pub for a well-deserved drink and food after their outstanding efforts on the day.