Island Trikers Run

Island Trikers – Annual Shimna Run

island-trikers-sept-2014-250A  fantastic “charity” weekend ride out, organised by the Island Trikers, in association with N.I. Bikers & Trikers Riding for Charity took place Sunday past.

The run that started out from the Temple Crossroads – Co. Down – raised funds for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children – NICFC – The Shimna Valley Respite Care Home – which gives support to children with cancer and their families.

With the biggest turnout yet for the annual run – around 150 machines took part most of them being “machines” or trikes – of all sizes and some outrageous styles, frame types, engine mounting and configurations – with the front wheel mainly ……………….. at the front.

Of course there was the two wheeled variety in attendance, the motorcycle, which saw a challenging but scenic route around the Dromara foot hills, up into the Mourne Mountains, through the hairpins near Spelga Dam and finally to the The Shimna Valley Respite Care Home – Daisy Lodge near Bryansford just outside Newcastle Co. Down

“Cancer Fund for Children is the leading, local cancer charity for children, young people and their families.  Established in 1973, Cancer Fund for Children has 40 years’ experience in the field of cancer support for children and families.

cow-250Every week in Northern Ireland, another three children, teenagers or young adults, aged between 0-24 years old, are diagnosed with cancer.  Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on the whole family and that beyond the essential clinical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.

Cancer Fund for Children provides practical, financial and emotional support to in the family home, in the community  and on the hospital ward.  Our team of experienced Specialists help families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives, and they support them through life, both during and after treatment, and sadly in some cases, bereavement.”

One of girls from the Daisy Lodge told me about the multi coloured cow.

She said that on Saturday it was just a white plain cow, but the kids had painted it up for Sunday to express colours and pictures and what they meant to the kids – of – healing, friendship and family!

Island Trikers’ represntative, Andrew Baddon Gibson, said over on their Facebook page, “We lifted over £775 from donations on day, then over £100 from sale of pins (well done Jay) and £60 club donations from members not able to make it.

SO a TOTAL of aprox £930 for the day.

Well done to ALL involved.”

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Island Trikers – Annual Shimna Run – September 2014

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