Charity Open Fly-Fishing Competition & The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
On Sunday 28th of April 2019, keen fly fishers took to the lakes of Lough Lein, from Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, for the 32nd Lough Lein Anglers’ Association Open Fly-Fishing Competition “The Charity”.
The ‘Charity’ event decided to raise money towards the equipping of 26 bedrooms, in the new NRH development, with Specialised Assisted Technology Equipment.
Over 70 anglers took to the lakes in Killarney for the day and raised in excess of €26,000. This initiative all came about from the drive, generosity and compassion of past patient, Tim O’Sullivan.
On behalf of the NRH Foundation, Tim also worked on securing a place for the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) as one of the beneficiary charities in the 2019 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. A fantastic achievement for such a small charity as ourselves.
The funds raised from the fishing tournament along with the Ring of Kerry Cycle came to more than €36,000 – an absolutely phenomenal amount of money that will greatly assist in supporting the funding of this new assisted technology equipment.
We will be forever indebted to Tim and his amazing team who coordinated these fantastic fundraising efforts, which will make a direct difference to the lives of patients in the NRH Brain & Spinal Injury Programmes.