Kelly Leads Down Syndrome Fundraiser

From Thursday Aug. 11th through to Sunday Aug 14th a team of 150 cyclists, led by the legendary Sean Kelly, will complete an extremely demanding 4-day, 600km charity cycle through the 6 counties of Munster in aid of Down syndrome Ireland. (DSI) (www.tourdemunster.com)

From Thursday Aug. 11th through to Sunday Aug 14th a team of 150 cyclists, led by the legendary Sean Kelly, will complete an extremely demanding 4-day, 600km charity cycle through the 6 counties of Munster in aid of Down syndrome Ireland. (DSI) (www.tourdemunster.com)

Starting in Cork, the cyclists will make their way over the vee, into Clogheen, where they will stop for lunch, then proceed through Cahir, Tipperary town, Newport, Nenagh and finish day 1 in Killaloe in Co.Clare.

Please support you local branch, Down Syndrome Tipperary, by contributing into the street bucket collections that will take place in Cahir, Tipperary Town and Nenagh on Thursday August 11th.

We are appealing for people to show their support for the cyclists by welcoming them into Tipperary on “The Vee” at the Tipperary/ Waterford border at approx 1.15pm, in Clogheen at about 2pm, Cahir at about 3pm Tipperary Town 3.40, Boher 5.20, Newport 6.15 and Killaloe 7pm. Please show your support for these wonderful people who have given their time and energy to raise much needed funding for DSI.

DSI (www.downsyndrome.ie) is a voluntary organisation, and is the biggest single group concerned with the welfare of people with a learning disability in Ireland. Its services include speech and Language therapy, occupational therapy, Educational and medical advisory experts and counselling services. The objective is to ensure that each individual is developed to his/her full potential and to help people with Down Syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible. This all takes funds, and through the great work of the Tour De Munster cyclists more people with Downs Syndrome will be helped in a practical way.

So please give generously to this wonderful event and become part of the ‘Share the journey’ appeal. See you all on the 11th. Thank You