Cork to Galway Charity Cycling Challenge for Barretstown

This is an story of how a group of friends came together to remember their dear friend that they lost to breast cancer by completing a charity cycle. Sharon Comiskey was an inspirational adventurer. Warm and generous to all she met, Sharon loved people, nature, travel – and her family and friends. Two years ago she died of breast cancer at the age of 40. Throughout her treatment, she always tried to live in the moment and enjoy the everyday magic of life. Sharon’s friends and family knew she would have loved the Barretstown’s ethos.

Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with cancer or a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care. These camps let children be children, and give them the confidence, self esteem and the reassurance that happiness is not just for healthy children.

This Summer, some of her friends and family shared a cycling adventure in Sharon’s memory: to celebrate her love of Ireland, to raise money for a cause we know she’d be passionate about, and to make sure more children facing cancer find fun and comfort in Barretstown’s wonderful camps.

She’d have loved the idea of her friends getting together, having fun and taking on a madcap challenge. So, starting in Cork, her friends cycled 450 km around the coast to Galway over 6 days. Everyone taking part in funding their own trip, so 100% of the money raised will go directly to Barretstown.

Charity Cycle

The  cycle team is:

  • Jim Comiskey
  • Marie Leverett
  • Martin McGawley
  • Edel Egan
  • Kate Tyler
  • Jason Marks
  • Harriet Hall
  • Tony Hall
  • Niall Cassidy
  • Mark Geraghty

This amazing team of friends and family raised over €4,400 for Barretstown. This really is an inspirational story of how a group of friends and family came together to remember their dear friend. Being sick can put a child’s life on hold. Barretstown’s range of camps and programmes offer children a positive, happy and carefree environment where they can be children again – supported behind the scenes by on-site 24 hr medical and nursing care. Fundraise today HERE


Charity Cycle

2 responses to “Cork to Galway Charity Cycling Challenge for Barretstown

  1. Delighted to see such a wonderful cycle in memory of what looks like an inspirational women!

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