9th Annual Sandra’s Run More than 200 Motorcyclists Took Part


More than 200 motorcyclists took part on Saturday in the 9th annual Sandra’s Run to raise funds which this year will be divided between Our Lady’s Hospital research centre, Crumlin, and a Tosca machine for Letterkenny General Hospital. 


Family members joined the run from England, Scotland, Cork, Wexford and Roscommon and there were friends from all parts of Ireland and Britain.  The cavalcade left Killybegs at 11.30am via Church Rd and the graveyard, heading for Letterkenny and Rathmullan where there was an excellent packed lunch and music.

 
The return trip was via Portsalon, Crolly and Dungloe to Killybegs.  The organisers expressed their thanks to all who took part, the marshals, support van, the tea ladies, lady doctor, paramedics and especially Peter and the “blood bike”, who did such a fantastic job of leading the run safely there and back.

 
Thanks also to all who prepared the food, Chris who organised the music for the night, all on Church Road, who came out in support, all who put out teddies. 

Said Rosaleen Boyle:  “It was lovely to see all the teddies on Sandra’s grave and all along the route. and  We travelled 180 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way and the hills of Donegal and there were crowds of people out all along the route waving and wishing us well.


I want to say a special thanks to our own Everton star, Seamie Coleman, who donated and signed T-shirts, and Sarah Jessica Parker, who signed T-shirts as well.”  Thanks were expressed also to the local businesses for their kind donations, and to Johnny Paul and Breege for a lovely meal in the Tara Hotel, and to all who hosted us in Rathmullan. 

Without all this wonderful support, it would not be possible to do Sandra’s Run.  We, the Boyle family, are very grateful for the on-going support. 

The 10th Sandra’s Run in July 2015, will be a shorter one but a better one”, said Rosasleen.More photos in the photo gallery.
























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