BAM Charity Cycle for Penny Dinners
29th October 2014
BAM recently held their Annual Charity Cycle Challenge. This year the cycle route traversed the best of the Rebel County. The brave 140km group set out from our Little Island office into Cork City then to Bandon, on to Clonakilty and out the coast road to Timoloeague. From there they went to Kilbrittain, Ballinspittle and then on to the picturesque Kinsale to join the 50km group. They then went on to Carrigaline across the Passge West Ferry to meet up with the 20km group for the final stretch from Cobh to Little Island.
For the non-cyclists a Rebel Ramble was organised which involved a train ride from Little Island to Kent Station to sample by foot Cork City landmarks including; Shandon Bells, Cork City Gaol, Fitzgerald Park, UCC and finishing up at the famous English Market.
The weary adventurers then congregated back at little Island for a Summer barbeque with a fun bus for all the kids big and small for an evening to remember on Leeside.
Speaking at the event, Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive, BAM Group congratulated all the participants and organisers and said that BAM was delighted to support such a well deserving and crucial service offered by the hard working team at Penny Dinners. The BAM Charity Committee presented a cheque for €5,000 to Penny Dinners.
Penny Dinners, based in Hanover Street in Cork which is one of Cork's oldest caring organisations and was founded during Famine times as a soup kitchen. At present they serve in excess of a 1000 meals every week! Compared to around 150 a week two years ago. Their aim is a simple one – to give everyone who calls to their centre a hot nourishing midday meal. In addition, their clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. There is an open door policy 7 days a week all year including Christmas Day!