Myhomecare sponsoring Cycle for Brother Kevin 19th & 20th May 2017
Brother Kevin Crowley and Ross Murphy at the Cycle for Brother Kevin at The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, getting ready to head off on the cycle.
Cycle for Brother Kevin is a charity cycle event which was established in 2010 by Fergal Flynn and Paul Kelly, close friends and cycling enthusiasts. The purpose of the cycle is to raise funds for the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless in Dublin.
Myhomecare staff Sammy Myles and Jennifer Larkin from the Dundalk office on LMFM talking about Cycle for Brother Kevin and homelessness.
Inspired by the work of St Francis of Assisi, The Capuchin Day Centre is a food and day care facility for the homeless, run by the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Order. Starting off in the 1960’s, supplying soup and sandwiches to around 50 people in need, the centre has grown tremendously and is now the biggest food centre in Dublin, catering for over 200 men, women and children each day for breakfast and over 450 men, women and children for dinner. The centre provide food parcels and essential facilities such as clothing, personal hygiene and medical services such as appointments with doctors, nurses, dentists, opticians and chiropodists. They also provide personal and social needs such as friendship and advocacy.
7 years established, the cycle started off with only 6 participants but has since expanded and is limited to 100 cyclists. A total distance of 300km, the cycle departed from Bow Street, Dublin, on Friday 19th May at 7am and arrived in Bellmullet, Mayo, at approximately 6pm on Saturday 20th. The event took place over a period of two days, stopping overnight in Leitrim.
Myhomecare, appreciative of the good work carried out by The Capuchin Day Centre, supported the cycle. Myhomecare CEO, Declan Murphy, took part in the cycle in 2016, cycling a total of after completing the 350km. A total of about €100,000 was raised last year. This year Declans son Ross participated in the cycle .
On Friday 28th April, Myhomecare offices in Dundalk and Cork held 8 hour Charity Spinathons in aid of Cycle for Brother Kevin and The Capuchin Day Centre. Myhomecare offices in Galway ran a Health Screening in Homecare Medical Supplies office in Mayo. Dublin offices will hold a charity event near the end of June. So far we have raised €700. Our fundraising page is still open for anyone who would like to donate: www.ifundraise.ie/myhomecare.
‘Servisource/myhomecare Dundalk in Spinathon for Cycle for Brother Kevin’