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15th March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013: Munster Rugby team members James Downey and James Coughlan swapped rugby balls for bicycles as they kicked off the annual Chernobyl Children International ‘Do Miles, Make Smiles’ fundraising campaign which takes place on Saturday, 27 July 2013.
The theme of this year’s annual charity cycle is simply ‘Do Miles, Make Smiles’ and will see cyclists depart from Highfield Rugby Club in Bishopstown, Cork and complete a 100Km or 50Km cycle route. The charity cycle route will journey through some beautiful parts of Cork including the towns of Dripsey and Bandon. A rent a bike facility is also available which will give everybody the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile fundraising initiative.
“This year, we want you to ‘get on your bike’ to raise much needed funds for our medical care programme, which includes life-saving child cardiac surgeries”, said Adi Roche, CEO Chernobyl Children International. “You can help to save lives by joining us this year on our fundraising cycle. It’s a great way to keep your heart fit while keeping their hearts beating”.
We would encourage all cyclists and fitness enthusiasts or indeed anybody who is looking for a fun day out to join us on our upward journey to reach our target of €30,000 for Chernobyl Children International” she added.
This year’s Chernobyl Children International annual cycling fundraiser ties in with the Cork Cycling Festival which will run from Monday 22 July until Sunday 28 July.
Food and refreshments will be provided along the scenic route and a FREE BBQ will close this charity event at the Highfield Rugby Club.
For more information on the Chernobyl Cycle Challenge, advice on fundraising and to apply log onto http://www.chernobyl-international.com or contact Michelle Duff on 086 8289792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .