Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Ring of Kerry Registration


Valentia Hospital have approached us and asked that our members who are doing the Ring of Kerry consider registering with them.  Cost is a minimum donation of €80. You can raise more if possible but this is the minimum cost to register.  It is also the face value of the ticket so if you wait until registration opens on 7th April you will not get it cheaper.

To Register for the Ring of Kerry Cycle Telephone: 087 332 2374 or Email: brenvalhosp@gmail.com


Valentia Hospital was established in 1870 and has provided 145 years unbroken service to the Iveragh peninsula to date. It currently provides long stay care for 16 elderly residents as well as providing a day care service and associated and ancillary services for the elderly of the locality.

A plan to secure the future of Valentia Hospital demands that it scale up from 16 residential beds to 24, in order to benefit from economies of scale, and to be financially sustainable for the future. A site has been purchased and planning permission is in place for the required extension which is estimated to cost approximately €1,000,000.

The benefit from the 2014 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle were a huge boost to the fundraising efforts associated with this project. To date over € 300,000 has been raised and it is hoped that this year’s cycle will push this over the half way mark which will allow the project to commence in 2015.

Visit their website www.vchw.com and learn more about their history and the services provided.

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