KINGSPAN CYCLISTS RAISE OVER €65,000 FOR IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION

1 July 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Nine participants from Kingspan, including CEO Gene Murtagh, have completed the 600km Wild Mediterranean Way Cycle Challenge, raising over €65,000 for the Irish Hospice Foundation.

The group from the Kingscourt-based company joined over 50 other cyclists on the route from Canet-en-Roussillon to Barcelona in a six-day journey from Southern France into Northern Spain, including several gruelling climbs through the Pyrenees.

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage led the cycle, which in total will raise over €120,000 for the Hospice Foundation, enough to provide over 400 nights of free nursing care to affected families.

“We’ve had an exhausting but uplifting experience,” Gene Murtagh reflected, “enjoying some beautiful scenery and the support of a fantastic organising team. Kingspan has sponsored this event since 2009, and we are delighted to be associated with the amazing work of the Irish Hospice Foundation.”

Foundation CEO Sharon Foley said: “Each year the demand for our Nurses for Night Care service grows – and we are determined to continue to support people so they can fulfil their wish to die at home.

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