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Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre named as one of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Benefactors

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Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre named as one of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Benefactors

PRESS RELEASE : 

KERRY RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE CENTRE  NAMED AS ONE OF THE RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE BENEFACTORS FOR 2019

Event Registration Opens this Thursday 28th February 2019

Event date: Saturday 6th July 2019

#ExperienceTheFeeling

 

 

 

Monday 25th February 2019: The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is back, with registration for the 2019 event opening this Thursday at 12:00PM via their website www.ringofkerrycycle.ie.

If you’re looking to do something special this summer, why not experience the feeling of taking part in Ireland’s largest single day charity fundraising event? Thousands of leisure cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s 175km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, with places limited to 8,000 this year to ensure the safety of everyone involved. This year’s theme, #ExperienceTheFeeling, highlights the different ways everyone can experience the cycle. Whether its volunteering, cycling, fundraising, or attending the event on the day – all support is equally important to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and is truly an amazing experience to be part of.

 

Every year, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle opens an application process for several charities to apply and become a beneficiary charity for the event. Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre from Tralee has been named as one of this year’s benefactors.  Established in 1992 Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (KRSAC) provides free confidential counselling service to both male and female victims of sexual abuse and their supporters. Located in Tralee with an outreach centre in Killarney, other services include a helpline, outreach, court accompaniment, advocacy and support groups.

From left, Vera O’leary, Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Cathal Walsh, PRO Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, (ROKCC), Bridget Maguire, Chairperson ROKCC and Brita Lyons, ROKCC.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Vera O’Leary, Centre Manager of Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre said; “We are delighted to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle this year and welcome the opportunity to work with cyclists and fundraisers who share our commitment to supporting those who have been affected by sexual violence.”

 

Speaking at the launch, Bridget McGuire, Chairperson for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, said; “I am delighted to be working with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle this year. For the past 36 years, it has been a significant charity fundraising event and I know it holds a special place in the hearts of Kerry people. After raising over €1 million last year, our goal for 2019 is to continue to raise as much money as possible for our six new charities. We’re encouraging everyone to experience and participate in this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle in some way – whether it’s participating in the cycle, volunteering, working with the charities involved or supporting the event on the day.”

 

The registration fee for 2019 is €100 plus a 3.5% service fee. Cyclists can choose to fundraise for their selected charity through the online fundraising platform, Everyday Hero, or sponsorship cards. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle official merchandise includes a jersey or neck buff, both of which can be pre-ordered online once registration opens this Thursday.

Cathal Walshe, PRO for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, added that; “Registration for the event is on a first come first served basis. We’re encouraging everyone who signs up to follow The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on social media so they don’t miss any important announcements, training tips or details on how fundraising efforts will help your chosen charity. Every euro raised, will go directly to your chosen charity.”

As mentioned above, places are limited this year. To ensure your spot, visit the website below to register and have the chance to experience the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, there’s no feeling like it.

 

For more information and to register visit, https://bit.ly/2tHfqi1

To set up your fundraising page visit, https://ring-of-kerry-charity-cycle-2018.everydayhero.com/ie/sign-in

Facebook: @RingofKerryCharityCycle

 

**ENDS**

For further information please contact:

Viv Murphy, Legacy Consultants –viv@legacycommunications.ie / 0876160846

Kevin Moore, Legacy Consultants –  kevin@legacycommunications.ie / 0868252611

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