By Suzanne Pender
CYCLING and fundraising in the midst of a pandemic is no mean feat, but Pat Carroll from Knockananna is a man who loves a challenge.
Recently, he took on a charity cycle from Carlow town to Knockananna, a distance of approximately 32kms, to help raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Centre at Crumlin Hospital.
With traditional fundraising ways closed to him due to the restrictions, Pat had to turn to online and set up a GoFundMe page to appeal for support. Pat raised a terrific €402 and would like to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause.
Over the years, Pat has completed a terrific 36 marathons and numerous charity runs and activities for many good causes.
All of Pat’s efforts have helped to raise an astonishing €200,000 over the years for numerous charities, both local and national.