Cradle frequently hold fundraisings event in varies towns and venues throughout Ireland. Such fundraisers have included fashion shows, coffe mornings, the world's largest 'ring a rosie' with children in Waterford and much more. Cradle also receives funds riased from a variety of different events and fundraisers organsied by individuals and local groups throughout Ireland and the UK.
Cradle Cycling Tour of Ireland
11th to 16th June 2012
A unique new amateur charity cycling event was launched last night in Cork by Munster Rugby stars, Ronan O’Gara and Doug Howlett.
The “Cradle Six-Day Cycling Tour of Ireland” will be an unrivaled cycling trip around Ireland. Starting in Galway on Monday June 11th, the cycle will continue through Longford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick before finishing back in Galway on Saturday 16tth.
Event coordinator, Niall Kennedy, said this epic tour of Ireland is a culmination of nine years of experience in organising cycling events for charity. Last year’s Cork to Galway cycle which raised over €220,000 was over-subscribed, with many cyclists being turned away.
“The six-day tour will be run as three separate events running consecutively. Cyclists can choose to do two, four or all six days with the result that there is something here for all levels of cyclist. We put as much emphasis on the social side of the event as we do on the cycling” added Mr. Kennedy.
The event will be raising funds for two charities - “Cradle” and “Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association” (IMNDA).
Cradle is a Dublin based charity ( www.cradle.ie ) that reaches out to children in war-torn regions and areas of natural disaster. The funds raised from the cycle will fund their building projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand and Cambodia.
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association ( www.imnda.ie ) is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with MND, their families, friends and carers. Ronan O’Gara and Doug Howlett are supporting the event due to the untimely death of their former Munster Strength and Conditioning Coach, Paul Darbyshire from Motor Neurone disease last June.
“Munster players are delighted to promote this cycle and I’m personally hoping to complete as many of the stages as my schedule allows” added Ronan O’Gara.
Irish Cycling legend Sean Kelly will also be participating in the event which is always a great attraction for Irish cyclists.
Further information on the event as well as registration details can all be found on www.cradlecycle.com
“This event is the most ambitious amateur cycling event of its kind in Ireland this year. Places are limited for safety reasons so I am encouraging cyclists to register early to avoid disappointment” added Niall Kennedy.
For further information contact Niall Kennedy at 086 1520850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cradle is delighted to announce a massive cycling event coming your way this June.
A Six-Day Cycling Tour of Ireland
Starting in Galway and passing through Longford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick before finishing up again in Galway.
The event will take place from Monday 11th June to Saturday 16th June 2012.
It will be run as three separate two-day events and cyclists can choose to do two, four or all six days. So there is something here for all levels of cyclist. This is not an event for the cycling elite.
The organisers of this event have lots of experience of running events like this and are renowned for their two-day cycle from Cork to Galway that they have run successfully for several years now.
Event Coordinator, Niall Kennedy said, this event will be the culmination of all our experience in organising cycling events over the last few years and we are going all out to make this the best cycling event in Ireland this year. Anyone that has participated in our events over the years will know what a quality event we put on and they can expect the same level of service from this six-day epic. We will cater for all levels of cyclist from club cyclists (the fast boys) to the leisure cyclist who is looking for a fitness goal to aim for over the coming months. What better aim than to cycle 720kms around Ireland and raise funds for charity at the same time. Whether you are aiming to do all six days or one or two stages, a certain sensible level of fitness will be required for you to enjoy the experience. This is NOT a race. We put as much emphasis on the sociable side of our events as we do on the cycling. This approach has been the key to our success.
Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly will be taking part in this event so you will have a chance to ride shoulder to shoulder with one of the greatest cyclists ever to sit on a saddle.
Also Irish and Munster Rugby hero Ronan O’Gara has endorsed the event and will be taking part in as much of it as his busy schedule allows.
this event Cradle are delighted to announce that we will be teaming up
with “Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association” (IMNDA). IMNDA do
fantastic work in Ireland supporting people that suffer from Motor
Neurone Disease (MND) and their families and Cradle are proud to be able
to support those efforts by sharing this event with them.
Work began on Monday 23rd July on Lokomotiva Sports Club in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Lokomotiva is a Girls handball Club. It is the only amateur multi-ehtnic club in Mostar and that's why Cradle are supporting them. They are bringing kids from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds together through sport. The Clubhouse was flattened during the war and after the war the parents rebuilt it as best they could with the little money they had. Cradle are now financing the completion of the build by adding a second level to the building. Work started on the 23rd July by a local contractor.. They will build the shell and finish the exterior. In mid September a team of Irish building volunteers will travel to Mostar for two weeks and finish off the interior of the building. New ceilings, floors, rooms, electrics, heating and plumbing. The facility will be used as an accommodation area to host visiting teams that come to Mostar to play Lokomotiva. They can also hire out this facility to other clubs in the area thus creating an income for the club and making it self-sufficient for years to come. This is where the money that you have raised by cycling around Ireland is going.