Cork 8-year-old cycled 22km in laps around her home to raise funds for Marymount

Cork 8-year-old cycled 22km in laps around her home to raise funds for Marymount
Caoimhe Daly cycled 22km on Saturday for a fundraiser in aid of Marymount.

A kind-hearted 8-year-old on a mission to raise funds for Marymount Hospice cycled an impressive 22km in laps around her home in Ovens on Saturday.

Caoimhe Daly, from Grange Manor, was adamant on using her time in lockdown to help others and decided to challenge herself to a 20km cycle in aid of the Cork hospice.

"Caoimhe has always been a girl that loves the help," her father Francis told The Echo.

"She loves to sing and previously did a charity gig with me in aid of ARC House. 

"Although she's only eight she's very aware of different charities and the great work they do," he said.

Caoimhe’s goal was to cycle 20km on Saturday, whilst her 6-year-old brother Fionn said he would do 10km. 

To honour the healthcare staff who go above and beyond every day, Caoimhe and her brother decided to go the extra mile, completing 22km and 12km, respectively. 

The brother and sister were shown plenty of support by residents in the estate, with other children even joining in on the cycle from a safe distance.

"The Grange Manor community came out and cheered Caoimhe and Fionn as they cycled and it was a sight to behold. 

"Other kids also joined the cycle, again showing the community spirit here in Cork," Francis said.

With an initial target of raising €100 for Marymount, Caoimhe has managed to hugely exceed this figure thanks to the generosity of the people of Cork.

"The goal of €100 has truly been crushed, Caoimhe has currently raised €2,280 for this fantastic cause. 

"We're so grateful to everyone for their generosity," Francis said.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/caoimhe-dalys-cycle-for-marymount

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