Cyclists out in force to raise funds for little Tilly

Irvinestown streets full of cyclists at the weekend

Irvinestown streets full of cyclists at the weekend

MORE than 200 cyclists have taken part in the very successful ‘Cycle For Tilly’ last Saturday, which was launched at the Necarne Arms in Irvinestown.

A total of approximately £13,300 was raised.


The cycle was in aid of four-year-old Tilly Walker, who suffers from brain tumors and requires funds for further treatment.

Little Tilly has so far battled through two and a half years of treatment and the family await to see what will be required next.

The 30 mile route began in Irvinestown before heading to Trory and Ballinamallard, then on to Trillick, and back to Irvinestown again via Dromore.

The more adventurous cyclists took the option of doubling their work load in a 60 mile venture via Kesh and Pettigo, before returning to Irvinestown again up the Boa Island road.

“Tough” was how one cyclist, Jenny McDonagh of Ederney, described it. “We’ve been training for about two months and Tilly has been great motivation to give it a go.”

Tilly’s father, Gordon Walker, described the event as “brilliant” and said it was great to see the “massive support for Tilly.”

One of the event organisers and owner of The Necarne Arms, George Deane, was delighted with how the cycle went.


“It was fantastic! We just can’t believe the level of support we got for Tilly.

“I’d like to thank everyone on the committee for their work in organising the cycle.”

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