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Thursday, 11th January 2018

Join Paul and Evelyn Kimmage on a three country cycle for hospice care

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Paul Kimmage and his daughter Evelyn at the launch of the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) bike ride round Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Photo: Paul Sherwood

Paul Kimmage and his daughter Evelyn are planning to cycle across three countries this June and they’d like cycling enthusiasts from Drogheda to join them on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).

The father and daughter duo will lead the way, covering 600km across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They will be pedalling for the IHF’s Nurses for Night Care service, which provides care to people in their own homes at the end of life right around the country.

At a photo call today Paul said: “This will be my third Cycle Challenge in aid of such a vital service. On all my journeys with the IHF, I have heard many poignant and touching stories from my fellow cyclists about these inspirational nurses and the invaluable care they provide at the end of life.

“The Nurses for Night Care service allows people to spend their final days at home with their families. We all wish for a peaceful and comfortable experience for our dearest during their final chapter and by raising funds, we’ll be able to bring that reality one step closer for people.”

“I am delighted my daughter Evelyn will be able to join me once again this year. We are encouraging cyclists of all abilities to join us on this stunning route through Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. It’s a hugely rewarding experience,” said Paul.

This is a fantastic way to challenge yourself and see the beautiful mountains and beaches of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Starting in Piran and staying in picturesque towns along the way to Trieste, you will be supported throughout your journey by the IHF team. 

Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found at www.hospicefoundation.ie or by calling 01 6793188. Registration closes on Friday, March 16.

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