The presentation held in Cork recently

A TEAM of Cork paramedics raised more than €12,000 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital from a charity cycle that saw the paramedics cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head, a journey of 667 kms in April.

The team handed over a cheque for €12,119 to Professor Ian Hann and Jerry Cully of The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, Crumlin Hospital at a special function in Cork recently.

Professor Hann outlined the importance of medical research in the search for cures for the many childhood illnesses.

Kieran Henry spoke on behalf of the cyclists and support crew and thanked all involved, especially those who donated money and sponsored the crew.

He then introduced two special young guests Eva and Isobel Henry, both of whom had been treated in Crumlin Hospital.

Eva and Isobel made special presentations to Professor Hann and Mr Cully to mark the occasion.

The paramedics began their cycle in Mizen Head, battled storm force winds torrential rain and hail stones before reaching Killarney on their first day.

Day two took the team to Ennistymon, Co. Clare and on day three the team set off from Clare and finished up in Claremorris Co Mayo.

From Mayo the team headed for Sligo and ended day four in Rossmacowen Co. Donegal.

The final day saw them cross over the border into Derry City before finishing their 667 km journey at Malin Head.

Cyclists included Kieran Henry, Garry Minihane, Kevin Cronin, Christy Grant, Mathew Birmingham, Jonathan Tyner, Alan Sheehan, Dave Walker, Jim Walsh, and support team of Martin Downey, Bridget Wall, Sorcha Hayes, Thomas Allen and Kieran Minihane.