Castleisland native fundraiser extraordinaire, Tommy Sheehy has raised an amazing €101,665 for Enable Ireland Kerry Services since 2011.
This year’s figure of €12,497 was raised from a series of spinning completed early in 2020 and a massive cycling challenge where the Tralee resident, Tommy climbed 200,000 meters in 2020 and thereby taking his total over the €100,000 mark.
Challenges of Year Past
“The last twelve months have been very challenging for us with many of our fundraising events either cancelled or rescheduled. It’s been a massive boost to us that Tommy has continued to raise so much for us and we are extremely grateful to him” says Seán Scally at Enable Ireland.
“I’d like to thank all the retailers throughout the county who allow Tommy to undertake the spinning at their stores and to all the people who donate to him I would like to thank them for their support,” Seán added.
Paris to Geneva on the Bike
Tommy began his fundraising efforts for Enable Ireland in 2011 when he cycled from Paris to Geneva.
Since then he has continued to support the charity in Kerry.
“Little did I think in 2011 that I’d be still fundraising 10 years later. I’m really proud of the amount I have raised and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me. I can see at first had the work Enable Ireland does in the community and I’m delighted to support them any way I can,” said Tommy reflecting on the mileage and the effort endured since 2011.
New Challenge for 2021
This year, to mark a solid decade of fundraising for Enable Ireland, Tommy has set himself his most difficult cycling challenge yet.
He is looking at climbing 8848 meters in one day. That’s the equivalent height of Mount Everest. “I’ve been thinking about it for a number of years now and this year I’m going to attempt it,” said Tommy who has reached and been photographed at the summit of some of the most daunting climbs on the route of the Tour de France.
For more information on Enable Ireland Kerry just click on the link here: https://www.enableireland.ie/services/service-centres/kerry-adult-services
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