A LOCAL man is calling on people here to get on their bike for his sixth annual charity cycle ride in aid of British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI).
Carl Fivey’s annual Ride to Remember around Lough Erne will take place this Sunday, 25 June, with proceeds going to BHF NI. Heart and circulatory disease causes a quarter of all deaths in Northern Ireland, or around 3,700 deaths each year – that’s an average of 10 people each day.
Through the generosity of people like Carl the BHF has contributed to advances in pacemakers, transplant surgery, defibrillators and the development of statins.
The local man organises the event in memory of his father Leo Fivey from Irvinestown who died suddenly in 2009.
“I wanted to get involved because I know how devastating heart disease can be. My father was only 61 years old when he died and I was with him when it happened so I know the impact this has on families. He was a keen cyclist and it was something we used to do together so I wanted to raise money for BHF NI by doing something we both loved.
Ride to Remember starts from the Bawnacre Leisure Centre on Sunday at 10am. To join, cyclists must be able to ride 60 miles and those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Entry fee is £10 and sponsor forms are available. To register, contact Carl by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him on 07979 797129.
Posted: 7:34 pm June 23, 2017
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