Ireland’s Biggest Santa Cycle Set to raise €1 million for Sick Children This Christmas
Ireland’s biggest Santa Cycle is set to raise €1 million for some of Ireland’s sickest children on Sunday the 2nd December. The public are invited to take part in the country’s biggest Santa Cycle, now in its fourth year, which will have hundreds of people dressed as Santa with Christmas lights, leaving the Phoenix Park at 5pm, going through town, past Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin and finishing in Clondalkin.
The Laurels cycle crew, who are arranging the cycle, won the charity event of the year at the Irish Healthcare Awards in 2016.
The cost is €30 which includes the Santa suit and Christmas lights and the money from the cycle goes to the Straight Ahead project. Straight Ahead is a medical support group affiliated to the CMRF, which provides surgery, support and medical equipment for children with orthopaedic conditions, including scoliosis. The Laurels Cycle Crew is 10 years old and has raised €930,000 for various charities. This year, they are aiming to reach the €1 million mark with their fundraising efforts.
“We’re so excited for the Santa Cycle this year!” Damien Long, co-founder of the Laurels cycle crew, said. “We’re expecting over 500 Santa’s to join us this year and to raise vital funds for an extremely important cause. It’s always such a lovely day and we’re calling on the public to join and support us for a day full of enjoyment, with one common goal – to do whatever it takes to help some of Ireland’s sickest children!”
People can sign up to Ireland’s largest Santa Cycle on eventbrite
On the same day, there will also be a Santa cycle in Limerick and Cork. People can sign up for the Cork and Limerick on Eventbrite.