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Charity cycle raises over £7,000

Fisher charity cycle

Race organiser Jenny Byers with cyclist Frances Johnston from Ballinamallard

Employees of Ballinamallard Engineering Firm, Fisher Engineering and their friends got themselves in gear to cycle round Fermanagh to raise money for Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s Baby Hearts Study.

And what a reaction they got raising over £7,000 for the charity.

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Local cycling enthusiasts and leisure cyclists took part in the events, a 25 mile or 60 mile cycle.

The organisers hope to present the money raised to representatives from the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s Baby Hearts study next Thursday.

Fisher Engineering’s Managing Director Brian Keys said, “We wanted to raise money for NICHS Baby Hearts Study.

“We knew by running this event, we were helping to understand why babies were born with congenital heart disease, as well as fundraising to help prevent further little lives being affected.

“We thought that this would be great way of getting staff and the local community together, whilst raising money for a local charity.”

Fisher Engineering employee Johnny Hallawell supported the challenge to raise funds and awareness of NICHS Baby Hearts study as his own son JP was born with congenital heart disease.

In December 2012 JP was flown to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle to receive open heart surgery and Johnny and his family recognises the fantastic work carried out by both the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and the Freeman, Newcastle.

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JP is now thriving thanks to the dedication of these services which is made possible by continued support from the public.

You can still support the charity cycle by linking in to www.justgiving.com/fisher-engineering

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