BAM Charity Cycle Challenge raises
funds for Rett Syndrome Ireland
28th June 2013
BAM recently planned and completed our first ever Charity Cycle Challenge to support a very deserving charity, Rett Syndrome Ireland. The initiative proved to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience for all concerned and an important element of our 2013 CSR campaign.
The 2013 BAM Charity Cycle Challenge took place over two days (27th and 28th June) from BAM’s Little Island office in Cork to Head Office in Kill, Co. Kildare with the fundraising proceeds donated to Rett Syndrome Ireland. Former Munster and Ireland star Ronan O'Gara and Cork hurling legend Jimmy Barry Murphy were at the start line in Cork to send the cyclists on their long journey.
The cyclists passed through several counties including Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow before finishing off at Kill. Over 100 cyclists covered 250 kilometres, with a well-earned stop-over in Kilkenny. Participants completed distances ranging from 50 kilometres upwards with 40 participants completing the full distance. A ‘Fun-Run’ and ‘Mini-Cycle’ from Naas to Kill also took place. The Charity Cycle Challenge also featured a barbeque and family fun day at Kill to mark the occasion with children’s games and demonstrations of BAM’s machinery.
The BAM team presented a cheque for €40,000 to Andrew Kehoe, Chairperson of Rett Syndrome Ireland. Andrew’s daughter, Sarah, received a framed poem composed by Pat Whelan, BAM Buyer, written to commemorate the event.
Speaking at the event, Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive, BAM Contractors congratulated all the participants and organisers and said that BAM was delighted to support such a worthy cause.
Rett Syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder resulting in physical and intellectual disability. Rett Syndrome Ireland is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year and continues to search for a cure for the condition. BAM’s Charity Cycle raised funds for much needed research by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.