June 10th, 2022
In memory of Sinéad Stafford (Dept. Agriculture) Sinéad’s husband Malcolm and Brendan Ennis from Dept. Agriculture Johnstown castle will be taking on a 24-hr cycling event in Mondello Park on June 18th &19th. They will each cycle as a total of 12 hrs starting at Midday 18th and throughout the night and finishing Midday 19th June.
They are doing this to raise awareness and fundraise for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The IMNDA was a huge support for Sinead when she was diagnosed with the Illness in May 2020 supplying specialist beds, specialist wheelchair, iPad, communication devices when her speech went, nursing help counselling grants for the entire family.
Sinead passed away on November 22nd 2021 and Malcolm has set a target of cycling 5200km over 52 weeks in 2022 to raise awareness of motor neurone disease and raise funds for IMNDA.
After this massive event Malcolm will travel to Wicklow on June 25th and cycle alongside Sean Kelly and many other cyclists. The following week on July 2nd Malcolm will travel to Killarney and cycle 170km Ring of Kerry Route. He will take a weeks rest from travelling and on July 16th he will cycle 160km Ring of Clare route.
It helps start a conversation and raise awareness to this underfunded organisation who have only 4 nurses throughout Ireland to support over 400 patients.
Donations can be given by visiting Sinéad’s memorial page www.sinsin.ie