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Barry swaps horse for bike in children's hospital cycle

Wednesday, 14th May, 2014 4:15pm

Barry swaps horse for bike in children's hospital cycle

Fresh from his exceptional run of victories at the Cheltenham Festival and Fairyhouse, champion jockey Barry Geraghty will be on hand to kick off the cycling challenge in the Blanchardstown Shopping centre, along with Rugby out half Ian Madigan of Ireland and Leinster Rugby and Entrepreneur ‘Dragon’

Tech Group Europe, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Mulhuddart, as part of its 2014 “West Without Borders” global charity campaign, has again chosen Temple Street Children’s University Hospital as their charity partner for 2014. Temple Street relies on the generous voluntary support from individuals and companies to assist in the purchase of vital equipment and to help establish and fund research.

As part of their activity to raise funds for Temple Street, the staff at Tech Group Europe are aiming to collectively cycle the equivalent of the distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head (500 km) on bikes at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, on Friday 23rd May.

Anne Cooney, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital commented: “We are very proud and honoured to have the continued support of Tech Group Europe. Temple Street cares for over 145,000 children every year, and we are committed to ensuring children and babies from all over Ireland get world-class medical care. We hope that people will show their support on Friday 23rd May and cheer on Tech Group Europe staff and sports personalities as they pedal to make a difference to the lives of the little patients in our hospital. Funds raised will fund the purchase of vital, lifesaving equipment, making a real and lasting difference in the lives of so many of our little patients. We are very proud to have Tech Group Europe as part of our lifesaving team”.

Don O’Callaghan, Vice President and General Manager of Tech Group Europe, commented: “Through the ongoing annual fundraising initiatives by our company, this year we are delighted to again have chosen Temple Street Children’s Hospital as the recipient of these funds being raised through our campaign, to be held in May 2014. Through this employee initiative we believe we will continue to make a meaningful contribution to the great work that Temple Street Hospital do in providing first class care for thousands of sick children that attend the hospital every year and also in the on-going research that the hospital is involved in.”

 West without Borders is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders, which is a registered service mark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.



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