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Get on Your Bike and Cycle for Hope

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Glenda Gilson, Matt Cooper and fitness guru Paul Byrne join Butlers Chocolates to launch the inaugural ‘Cycle For Hope’, in aid of The Hope Foundation …

This year Butlers Chocolates (partner to our #MindOurselves campaign) have announced the launch of the first ever ‘Cycle For Hope’ in aid of The Hope Foundation, which helps children with disabilities in Kolkata, India. Chairman of Butlers, Mairead Sorensen, has worked closely with the charity for the last 18 years as a board member, donor and fundraiser. After visiting Kolkata at least once per year to volunteer, Sorensen wanted to do something on the ground in Ireland to help raise awareness and funds for the foundation.

This resulted in the Cycle for Hope, which will raise much-needed funds for a new resource and education centre for children with special needs in Kolkata. Taking place on Saturday, September 7, this is the first ever Cycle for Hope and should enough money be raised, the goal is to open more resource centres throughout Kolkata.

At 9.00am on Saturday, September 7, over 200 cyclists will make their way along the coastal route from the Butlers Chocolates Visitor Centre, Clonshaugh to Louth and back. Cyclists can choose from two route options, the traditional 145km route or 85km route. The minimum donation to register for the cycle is €250 and minimum age for participants is 18.

For further information and to register or donate visit www.cycleforhope.ie.

Photograph by Brian McEvoy

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