Kerry charity scores from pedal power

Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry branch members pictured with cyclist Sean Kelly at the cheque presentation

THE Kerry branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is one of the major beneficiaries of this year’s Tour de Munster cycling marathon which raised over €316,000 for the cause.

The total amount generated will be divided between the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries and, since the tour began in 2001, over €3.1 million has been raised for charity with over €2.6 million going to the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland.

The cheque presentation event was attended by cyclists, their families and DSI branch members, who came together to celebrate the wonderful achievements of participants and supporters and to recognise the positive impact the funds raised will have on those who avail of DSI services and supports.

2019 marks the 10th year that Down Syndrome Ireland has been the main beneficiary of the popular charity cycle, where participants also have the option of choosing their own beneficiary for whom they will raise funds and awareness.

Over 120 cyclists, including world cycling legend Seán Kelly, took part in this year’s tour which travelled through the six counties of Munster over a demanding 600km route.

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