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Funds raised by charity cycle ‘beyond wildest dreams’

MORE than €80,000 has already been raised as part of a phenomenal response to a fundraising cycle in memory of a Clonlara woman who died from breast cancer at the age of 32. In fact, Eoghan O’Leary, one of the charity cycle organisers, believes the final figure from Cycle4Helen could be close to €90,000 when all the proceeds from the GoFundMe appeal and other cash donations are collected over the coming weeks. Large donations just keep coming from people that Mr O’Leary doesn’t even know to support three cancer charities that will benefit from this cycle. A raffle for JP McManus Pro Am tickets has also generated a lot of funds. Mr O’Leary was joined by a group of friends and family who completed a 670km fundraising cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head last week in memory of his beloved wife and friend who was lost to cancer at such a young age. The core group had a two …

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Late Helen, 32, ‘made the most of the life she lived’

THE husband and mother of a Clonlara woman, who died from breast cancer at the age of 32, are “overwhelmed” with fundraising totalling more than €30,000, which has been raised three weeks before the start of a cycle in her memory. Eoghan O’ Leary from West Cork and his late wife, Helen Guinane from Clonlara were married less than eight months when she was diagnosed with Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer in January of 2019 at the age of 30. Helen did not have any history of cancer in her family before receiving this devastating news. She fought incredibly hard before she passed away in August of 2020 at the age of 32. In an interview with The Clare Champion, Eoghan and Helen’s mother, Siobhan said they are “overwhelmed” with all the funds raised to date for Cycle4Helen. A raffle for JP McManus Pro Am tickets is also generating a lot of funds. Eoghan will be joined by a group …

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