Caltra cycle raises thousands for cystic fibrosis patients
By Kernan Andrews
More than €30,000 has been raised in Galway to improve facilities and resources for people with cystic fibrosis attending University Hospital Galway’s CF Unit.
The money was raised following a cycle in the Caltra area during the Easter period which was attended by more than 200 people.
The event was organised by Mary, Áine, and Margaret Booth, and Lisa Landers. The cyclists were joined on the day by friends, neighbours, work colleagues, and sporting stars. A total of €30,600 was raised through the event.
“The proceeds of the cycle will go directly to improve facilities and resources for over 60 children and adults with CF attending University Hospital Galway – both the CF Paediatric Unit and the CF Adult Unit,” said Mary Lane Heneghan, chair of Galway Cystic Fibrosis.
The Caltra group has raised more than €60,000 in the last 15 months. It will be used to improve hospital facilities at Galway University Hospital for people with CF including isolation en-suite facilities to reduce the risk of cross infection in cystic fibrosis patients