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Cycling Challenge Raises Funds for Second Daisy Lodge

The Cunga Cycling Club took off on an epic 300km cycling challenge to raise funds for a second Daisy Lodge in Cong, Co. Mayo.

On Friday 9th September, the Cunga Cycling Club took off on an epic 300km cycling challenge, starting from therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge, nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

This incredible group of 24 cyclists took on this gruelling test of endurance and dedication in support of Cancer Fund for Children’s capital appeal project to build a second therapeutic short break centre. Travelling from Newcastle, they cycled to the proposed site of this second centre on the shores of Lough Corrib in Cong, Co. Mayo and have raised over €50,000.

“We’re delighted with the total raised and grateful to everyone who supported us, from following our journey on social media to donating to our fundraising pages. Every penny raised will go towards building a much-needed Daisy Lodge centre, in Cong Co. Mayo to provide a safe, supportive and therapeutic space for families navigating cancer across the island of Ireland. The work that’s done in Daisy Lodge in Newcastle is amazing and we’re so proud to be part of expanding that work as much as possible.”

Gary Collins, Cunga Cycling Club

“Every day we are blown away by the unbelievable efforts of our supporters. We are committed to ensuring the funds raised will further our capital appeal project, creating a second Daisy Lodge in Cong, Co. Mayo so that we can double the amount of families we support annually. Thanks to everyone at Cunga Cycling Club and everyone who supported. Your work is vital in ensuring no child has to face cancer alone.”

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children

Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down currently supports around 450 families per year with therapeutic short breaks. A second Daisy Lodge centre would allow Cancer Fund for Children to increase this to 1,000 families per year, doubling their current capacity and ensuring no child across Ireland has to face cancer alone.