The Galway Cycle
On the 27th of March this year I will be doing the Galway Cycle with Maynooth Students for Charity in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
This event has been running for many years and it’s very well organised and all round a great example of what University, town, students and community can achieve together.
Last year I cycled for the first time – it’s 196 Kilometers from Maynooth to Galway and on any day its a fair hike on a bike. This year my ambition is to go down on Friday 27th and to return on Sunday 29th of March. I have been training through the winter and hopeful I can complete this goal.
This year’s charity is very worthy and close to my heart. Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provide valuable companion dog services for people with visual impairment. This is a good enough reason to support them. However, there is also a growing use of companion dogs in support of children and adults who face social and emotional challenges in other areas. The gift of a companion dog is truely life changing for many people (check out www.guidedogs.ie).
Who better to demonstrate the wonderful companionship of dogs than our own family dog Dewey. He is a Golden Retreiver and he is friendly and the centre of our family life.
My donation page is at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/leo_caseys_event/
and myself and Dewey would appreciate any donation you can give no matter how small.
It’s a good cause.