June 8, 2023
Business News

Kilkenny workers to go 30,000km to raise €40,000 for charity

Employees at one of Kilkenny’s biggest employers are walking, running, cycling, and swimming their way to 30,000km to raise funds for charity.

Glanbia Ireland employees, their families and friends are getting on their bikes, they’re lacing up their walking and running shoes and grabbing their swimming gear in an all-out effort to raise €40,000.

They hope to surpass a combined 30,000 km goal in the space of a just a week with the funds raised going to Breast Cancer Ireland, The Samaritans and suicide awareness charity – Teac Tom in Kilkenny.

The Glanbia 300 takes place from September 6 to 12 and since it began seven years ago has raised almost €240,000 for multiple charities.

Project sponsor Jim O’Neill said: “Two groups that will contribute a huge number of kilometres to the grand total are our 100k and 150k cyclists who will leave Glanbia House on the morning of Friday, September 10, for a competitive tour of South Kilkenny and parts of Tipperary.

“Starting from Kilkenny, riders will head south into Tipperary towards the foothills of Slievenamon where the 100K group will split, heading for Carrick on Suir and on towards Granagh, where it’s a sharp turn for the long 45k stretch home.

“Once separated, the 150K group will continue towards the outskirts of Clonmel before a hairpin turn sees them straddle the Waterford border to Carrick and back on the main route through Granagh, Mullinavat and Ballyhale.

“Hitting our Kilometre target will not be possible without the help of all Glanbia Ireland employees.

“We’re asking each of our employees, along with their families and friends, to commit to a minimum 15K challenge from September 6th to 12th,” Mr O’Neill added.

To donate to the Glanbia 300, visit the GoFundMe page at https://ie.gofundme.com/f/glanbia-300-2020.

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