Cycle for Brother Kevin 2018
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June
in aid of the Capuchin Centre for homelessness
Left-right: Deirdre Doyle (Myhomecare), Brother Kevin Crowley (Capuchin Centre), Gary Moran (Cycle committee) and Shannan Carroll (Myhomecare) in the weeks before Cycle for Brother Kevin 2018
Myhomecare sponsoring Cycle for Brother Kevin for the 3rd consecutive year
About the Cycle
Initially called 'The Great Escape', 'Cycle for Brother Kevin' was established in 2010 by cyclists Fergal Flynn and Paul Kelly. It is a 300km, 2-day charity cycle event to raise funds for The Capuchin Centre for homelessness. The cycle takes place on Friday 15th June departing from the Capuchin Centre on Bow Street, Dublin and finishes on Saturday 16th June arriving in Belmullet Co. Mayo, stopping overnight in Leitrim.
Myhomecare offices nationwide have been collecting for the fundraiser. Our Dundalk office are holding a ‘Spinathon’ in The Marshes Shopping Centre on Thursday 14th June from 10 am – 5 pm. Staff will take turns on an exercise bike to raise funds for the cycle. All funds raised will go directly towards the Capuchin Centre.
The Capuchin Centre
Inspired by St Francis of Assisi, The Capuchin Centre is a food and day care centre for the homeless of Dublin run by the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Order. Founded by Brother Kevin Crowley 1969, the centre served soup and sandwiches to around 50 people in need. It has since become the biggest food centre providing clothes, medical, hygiene and social services to those in need. Around 300 breakfasts, 600 dinners and 1,700 food parcels are provided to men, women and children each day. The centre costs €3 million to run annually and would be impossible to run without fundraising.
Left-right: Shannan Carroll (Myhomecare recruiter) and Grainne Ryan (Myhomecare Assessor) fundraising on Grafton St, Co. Dublin
Left-right: Debbie O'Flaherty (Myhomecare recruiter) and Sheena Higgins (Myhomecare Assessor) fundraising on Shop Street, Co. Galway
Our Cork fundraiser will take place on Patrick's Street Wednesday 13th June and our Dundalk fundraiser will take place in The Marshes Shopping Centre on Thursday 14th June. Any little donation or cheering and encouragement helps.
Meet the Cyclists
Myhomecare staff have been training hard for the past number of months. Taking part in the cycle are - Myhomecare CEO Declan Murphy, Declan’s sons Ross and Ultan, brother-in-law James Hynes and Myhomecare recruiter from the west Debbie O’Flaherty. Originally from Belmullet in Co. Mayo this is Declan's third year sponsoring and taking part in Cycle for Brother Kevin. Last year we raised about €100,000.
Declan Murphy (CEO)
Fundraising page: https://www.ifundraise.ie/4223_declan-4-brother-kevin.html
Left-right Brother Kevin Crowley and Ross Murphy at the Cycle for Brother Kevin 2017 at The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, getting ready to head off on the cycle.
Left-right: Ultan after completing a 22km trail run along the North Downs Way in the Surry Hills, preparing for the upcoming cycle.
Pictured: Debbie on the far right with the Galway cycling club
Debbie is our Myhomecare recruiter from the West. Debbie has a cycling Ireland Licence and is also a part of the Galway Bay Club. The only lady on our team; Debbie is setting the pace for the men.
Cycling Ireland - Guide to cycling on the road:
Pope Francis to visit The Capuchin Centre in August
Pope Francis is planning a visit to the centre while on his trip to Ireland in August. Speaking to Newstalk Brother Kevin said: "I'm so delighted, and I think it's absolutely fantastic, that none other than Pope Francis himself is arriving to Capuchin Day Centre. I think that's a huge, huge honour for the people in need, and for the homeless people."
For more information on Myhomecare, you can visit our website: www.myhomecare.ie or Facebook Page: myhomecare.ie To donate, please visit our fundraising page ‘Declan 4 Brother Kevin’ on www.ifundraise.ie
The Capuchin Centre: