ICU Doctors, nurses and staff are very appreciative of the enormous generosity of the Irish public to us.
We are planning a Charity cycle to give back to the patients and families of patients, relatives and others affected by the Covid-19 crisis and turn the focus on them rather than us. Particularly to the elderly, those in nursing homes, those suffering from anxiety/mental illness, Covid-19 ICU survivors and victims of cancer who have had their management interrupted or delayed because of the Covid-19 crisis.
The charities to benefit are:
- ALONE (a charity that helps our more vulnerable Elderly population)
- AWARE (a charity that supports people with Mental Health problems)
- Breakthrough Cancer Research (a charity that supports improvements in the care of cancer patients)
- ICU Steps (NI/Irish charity that supports patients with physical/mental issues post-ICU)
The goal would be to raise 100,000 Euros or potentially more for charities.
The event takes place as follows:
Date: 3rd & 4th of September
Where: Teams of cyclist would leave from their hospitals in Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Belfast and cycle to the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The cycle will be over two days from Southern cities with an overnight stop in Portlaoise. Northern Irish period would be over 1-day leaving from Belfast or Craigavon.
There will be Six cycling options.
All routes will be marshalled with backup support, and refreshment stops provided.