The Laurels Cycle Crew raise One Million Euro and Wins an Award!!!
The Laurels Cycle Crew have to date raised over One Million Euro for children’s charities since they first got on a bike. For the last few years they have devoted their cycles to raise money for us.
From their now infamous Santa cycle to the Galway to Dublin cycle.There are so many people involved that give their time,dedication and hard work to help us help others. These guys genuinely love what they do. This dream team of dedicated cyclists helped us get an EOS scanner so children can get safer scans in the hospital. This EOS scanner emmits much less radiation than standard x-rays so our children can be safer.
Every single member of this crew is dedicated to helping others. The crew are Crumlin hospital’s (Now Children’s Health Ireland) biggest non corporate donor.They were established in 2009 by the manager of The Laurels pub in Clondalkin Damien Long and head barman Dennis McCarthy.Following the success story of a local child who had life changing spinal surgery by ourselves,both Damien and Denis decided maybe they could keep going and help another child and so The Laurels Cycle was born!With the support of the local people,family and friends the crew has gotten bigger over the years.
They have cycled the length and breadth of Ireland for great causes.It all kicked off with 27 people cycling from Galway to Dublin,throughout the years they now have over 400 participate. This cycle has now become so well known they had many famous faces either helping out or taking part. The Santa Cycle then became an idea and by golly did it work!! Its gone on to be so well known throughout the country. This cycle is truly magical. It takes place in December,everyone is dressed as Santa and their bikes and indeed themselves are covered in twinkling fairly lights that shine bright in the night sky! It starts in the Phoenix Park,Dublin and cycles through town when it starts to get dark.Every year the cycle grew bigger and bigger. They were on the Ray D’Arcy show on RTE and they won an award for best Fundraising Initiative of the Year at the Irish Healthcare Awards.
Guys may the wind be at your backs for every future cycle you do!
We have made friends for life with this crew
Thanks a million!!!!!