WILD ATLANTIC MIZEN CYCLE - 11 JULY 2020

BENEFICIARIES 2020

Cancer Support House

Clonakilty Red Cross. Clonakilty Red Cross provide first aid cover at various events in West Cork, North Cork and South Kerry. They also provide first aid classes to the public and are on standby during weather alerts.

Clonakilty Red Cross are seeking funds towards the cost of a new Ambulance for the organisation.

Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland

Bantry Development & Tourism Association.  Bantry Development & Tourism Association was set up to support business development and tourism for Bantry and West Cork. With the help of volunteers, the association open the Tourist Office in Bantry from April to November to welcome visitors to the area.

Bantry Development & Tourism Association are seeking funds to organise the New Year Family Gathering as this is a family event and attracts families from all over West Cork as well as diaspora from the Bantry area.

Bantry Lifeboat

St. Josephs National School is located in Skibbereen Co. Cork and is a mainstream primary school which has a class for children with severe and profound learning and physical disabilities.

St. Josephs National School are seeking funding in order to help with transport to swimming classes for their Special Needs class all year round as well as new IT Systems to aid with communication skills.

Dunmanway Community Council

Bantry Tidy Towns is made up of an energetic committee of 13 voluntary members. It is part of the new Bantry Project Group and has been working with various other voluntary groups and schools in the area with a view to enhancing the town through weekly cleaning, weeding , painting, flower planting, etc. Their goal is to achieve continuous improvement and enhance the town as a place to work, live and visit.

Bantry Tidy Towns are seeking funding for the purchase and planting of hydrangeas from Bantry House gate to Bantry Sailing Club to improve the entrance to the town. They also wish to purchase a new mobile watering system for plants in the town.

Dunmanway Community Garden

The aim of Cycle Sense is to give people of all ages and abilities the experience and skills to cycle. Through courses (such as Cycle Right, Learn to Cycle, Parent & Child) and events (Bike Week) and community initiatives (Skibbereen Cycle Bus).

Cycle Sense are seeking funding to purchase specialised bikes to meet individual needs for example, a tandem for people with visual disabilities, a hand bike for people without the use of their legs and a Tri-Shaw to take elderly and vulnerable individuals for a cycle.

Bandon Area Special Children

Bantry Marine Activity Centre is made up of the following clubs: Bantry Bay Sailing Club who have 100 family members and are an ISA recognised training school over the summer months; Atlantic Challenge who promote traditional rowing sailing and maritime skills with younger people and Bantry Rowing Club who have a long history of gig rowing, coastal rowing and river / lake rowing.

Bantry Marine Activity Centre are looking for funding to begin the planning stages of a proposed centre that would be shared by the 3 clubs.

Beneficiaries 2020