Postmen on their bikes for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

first_imgA group of posties from Letterkenny certainly delivered on their promise to sick children.And the lads managed to pull in a brilliant €5,545.50 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital!Paul Crampsie, Martin McGinley, Paul Lynch and Paul Herrity from An Post Letterkenny recently took part and completed in a 555km cycle along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Coastline with the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race. They entered their 4 man team to hopefully raise awareness and some funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.Paul Lynch who is married to Laura Lynch and lives in Rathmullan have a little girl called Éabha who is just 22 months old.She was born with a rare genetic condition called Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). Éabha was diagnosed at seven weeks by Professor O’Keeffe, an Ophthalmologist at Temple Street’s Childrens Hospital with this condition.To date she has undergone several surgeries on both her eye lids. Her vision is impaired and her eye lid muscles will continue to fall which is why she will need surgery for the rest of her life to keep her eye lids open. Éabha regularly attends the Neurologist, the Speech & Language & the Dietician clinics at Temple Street all of which is an important part of Éabha’s recovery after & before her operations. The team at Temple Street Children’s Hospital have been amazing support & the family are so grateful & delighted to be able to give back in any way to the hospital.Paul Crampsie, Paul Lynch, Martin McGinley & Paul Herrity and Laura Lynch would like to thank everyone who donated in any way however small.They would like to thank their families, work colleagues, friends & anyone who helped in any way, especially Liam O’Hara, O’Hara & Harrisson Electrical who crewed for them for the race, Tony Duffy, Mark O’Hara and Grace Ann McGarvey who looked after the social media & PR for the event & charity fundraiser.Speaking on behalf of Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Caroline Feely said, “We are so grateful to the four lads and their families for taking part in this challenging 555k endurance race and we are delighted that today they have presented us with €5545.50 for our Temple Street Children’s Hospital Charity.“We have lots of little troopers & fighters at Temple Street and everyday we see families face challenges that we can’t even imagine, yet these kids continue to smile up at us, so for us to see very child get state of the art equipment, support and help through our charity that they deserve during their visits & stay, makes our work worthwhile.” To date the An Post Letterkenny team have raised over €60,000 by organising Charity Cycles every year in memory of their work colleague Tadgh Culbert for the Donegal Hospice and they will be organising the next Tadgh Culbert Memorial Charity Cycle in the coming months, details will be released soon.Postmen on their bikes for Temple Street Children’s Hospital was last modified: August 5th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charitycycledonegalletterkennypostmenlast_img read more