Bee Happy

Terry Ring and IToday, the last day of August, we took part in the 12th annual charity cycle race in aid of Cliona's Foundation.

Cliona's FoundationCliona’s Foundation is a Limerick-based charity that provides financial assistance directly to parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child.

We gathered at the Bruff Rugby Club for registration at 9.15 in the morning. I met a lot of nice people there. They were very encouraging. And also met a few of my friends too. The 10 km family race started first, just before 10AM. It took us nearly an hour to finish. We had to stop a few times, to wait for the people at the back of the race. We cycled on the road and the marshals had to keep everyone close together to be safe. There was a motorbike too, he closed the junctions when we got there. Some cars passed us, but they were all nice and slowed down or even stopped at the side, to let the race pass. Some of them even waived and beeped too. Adel, my sister, was the youngest who completed the race. She is only 4 years old. Adam was there too, but dad carried him on his bike, and that doesn't count. Cliona's Foundation Charity CycleWhen we all finished, all the children got a real medal from Terry Ring, Co-founder and secretary of Cliona’s Foundation. A man from Limerick’s Live 95 FM was there and we showed off our medals. He took our picture and put it on their Facebook page. We were very lucky with the weather, it didn't even rain while we cycled. But little after everyone arrived and dad put the bikes away, a heavy shower came. By then, everyone was inside the clubhouse and just watched the rain and ate the burgers. They tasted delicious, especially after the race.

We all had a brilliant morning, went for a cycle and supported a great cause.

If you want to support Cliona's Foundation and the excellent work they do, just follow the instructions here:Donate to Cliona's Foundation

100% of text goes to Cliona’s Foundation across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means a minimum of €1.63 will go to Cliona’s Foundation Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline 01 4433890