The Cycle for HOPE takes place on Saturday, September 7th 2019 at 9.00am, and will see over 200 cyclists get on their bikes as they make their way along the coastal route from the Butlers Visitor Centre, Clonshaugh, Dublin to Louth and back. Cyclists can choose from two route options, the traditional 145km route or 85km route. The cycle will finish at the Butlers Visitor Centre in Clonshaugh. Please note that the minimum age for participants is 18.
The minimumThe more you can raise prior to the event the better! donation to register for the cycle is €250 and will help fund The Hope Foundation’s new Resource and Education Centre for children with Special Needs.
Children born with special needs are often denied their right to develop to their full potential and are instead destined for a life of dependency. This is particularly common in under-served communities such as those living in impoverished city slums, on the streets or in rural areas.
The Hope Foundation has begun work to establish a new and innovative Resource and Education Centre and Crèche to provide support and hope for children with special needs that live on the streets or in the slums of Kolkata, India. The centre will provide relevant therapies and support to children with special needs aged 5-18 years, to aid the development of these children so they reach their full potential, are prepared for inclusive education and lead a fulfilling life. Crèche facilities for 25 children aged 5-12 years, will be available for working mothers, in the morning before the Resource and Education Centre opens. A bus to transport children from their homes to the Centre will be purchased. This will be modified for special needs children and will cater to 25 children at a time, along with their caregivers.
Will you join us?
Sign up today to take part in this very special cycle and help provide children with special needs the opportunity to have happy, independent lives in a more inclusive society.