Termonmaguirc is a rural parish in mid Tyrone. It encompasses Carrickmore, Loughmacrory and Creggan. It is a place noted for it’s sporting endeavours and it is especially renowned for it’s care for those who face challenges in life. In 2009 eighteen hardy souls from the area spent ten gruelling days on foot from Cork to Carrickmore raising tremendous funds to benefit cancer charities. That group was emulating a similar enterprise twenty five years earlier that raised much needed funds for an equally worthy cause. The 2016 model of the fund raising endeavour is now on the road. This year’s group may have the benefit of wheels, but still the project is no less punishing.
Between the 12th and the 16th of July, thirteen cyclists, styled the TCC 13, will hit the road and take on the daunting task of cycling through each of the 32 counties of Ireland in the space of those five days; approximately 130 miles per day and a total of 650 miles.
Two locally organised charities, the Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Fund and the Termonmaguirc Friendly Care Group will share the funds raised by the project. The Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund gives practical support to those who receive a cancer diagnosis, and to the families of those affected. The Termonmaguirc Friendly Care Group also offers practical help to those less able bodied and to those with special needs. Between them, these two excellent organisations have over 80 years of service to their community and are themselves organised completely on a volunteer basis. Both groups are registered charities and will share all the funds raised; expenses of the cycle will be borne by the cyclists themselves; no expenses will be deducted from donations received.
The TCC 13, have been in training since last summer and in recent months have been really ramping up the road miles. Follow the preparations, exploits and support events for the Termonmaguirc Charity Cycle on Facebook. We will be happy to receive any donation online at https://www.givey.com/termonmaguirccc. We also have collection boxes in local business premises.
Remember every penny you give will go directly to the two charities; no expenses will be deducted.