People in South Donegal are being advised to look out for bears – teddy bears that is!
The curious sight of teddies along the road will be back again this weekend for the annual ‘Sandra’s Run’ fundraiser.
The popular motorcycle event, now in its 15th year, will take place on Saturday 8th August 2020 from Killybegs. The run will be held in accordance with public health guidelines and is expected to attract riders from all over Ireland.
Each year the organisers, Jim and Rosaleen Boyle of Killybegs, County Donegal, bikers themselves, gather other bikers from all over the world to raise money for various hospitals and charities. Money raised this year will go to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Foundation.
In honour of the brave children in hospital, bushes, trees, fences, seats, street lights and buildings across the area are bedecked with teddies and other stuffed toys and dolls.
Jim and Rosaleen started ‘Sandra’s Motorcycle Run’ in honour of their daughter Sandra who sadly passed away on the 21st of May 1991 after a three year battle with leukaemia. It was the eve of her 18th birthday.
Over the years, ‘Sandra’s Run’ has raised hundreds of thousands of euro for charity. While his year’s run has a later date than usual, it is hoped that it will generate great support again for an important cause.