Galway Cycle 2018

In aid of Friends of the Coombe

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Galway Cycle 2018 for Friends of the Coombe Starts Here

Hello all, and welcome to another Galway Cycle year!  The madness starts again here, and this time we’re heading to Galway to raise money and awareness for Friends of the[…]

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November 1, 2017 0

Order your Galway Cycle Hoodies now!!!!

Want an extra hoodie?  Or hoodies for the kids?  Now’s your chance to order one.  While all registered participants will receive a hoodie as part of their registration, for the[…]

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February 21, 2017 0

GC2017 update!

Open Meeting  The first Open Meeting for Galway Cycle 2017 is due to take place on Tuesday the 31st of January at 7:30 p.m. in JH1. This meeting is an opportunity for both cyclists and collectors or anybody else[…]

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January 22, 2017 0

Friends of the Coombe

Friends of the Coombe is a registered charity that was established in 1982 to assist the development of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital and support its vital research programmes.

Since it was founded in 1826, the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has distinguished itself as a world-class medical centre of excellence, providing care for babies and women of all ages.

The hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of women and infant healthcare in Europe and, as a national referral hospital, takes care of patients with the most complex of obstetric, paediatric and gynaecological conditions from right across the country and, in some instances, from across the island of Ireland.

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About the Project

Caring for numerous complex pregnancies, the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital encounters loss every week that inevitably results in profound shock and sadness for families.

Bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and wider family members cram a lifetime of memories into a short few hours and days and it is essential that they are able to do so in an environment that matches the warm and compassionate care provided by the doctors, midwives and nurses at The Coombe.

Utilising the hospice ethos, we will renovate three en-suite rooms to create a family-friendly home away from home that will afford bereaved parents both comfort and dignity. Each room will be designed in a way that enables essential medical equipment to be discreetly concealed, resulting in a much softer, more homely feel. Adjustable lighting, beautiful soft furnishings, additional family seating and specially commissioned artwork will also feature in this bespoke design. There will also be a permanent tribute to the Galway Cycle and families who have tirelessly fundraised to make this important project a reality.

The Coombe Women & Infants Hospital was the first maternity hospital in Ireland to adopt the ‘Hospice Friendly Hospitals’ programme. We hope that this project will not only benefit bereaved families at The Coombe, but will also showcase nationally the highest possible standard of bereavement care.

Artist’s impression of the proposed project

Get Involved!

If you would like to support the Galway Cycle in fundraising for  Friends of the Coombe’s project, there are a number of ways you can get involved

Donate with PayPal

If you would like to donate in support of the Galway Cycle, and the outlined project, all contributions are gratefully accepted through PayPal

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Cycle!

We welcome cyclists of all abilities to join us in training for and completing the cycle to and from Galway.  For more information, click below!

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Collect!

If cycling doesn’t sound like your thing, we also welcome collectors to join us. You get to sit on a bus for the journey, raising funds and awareness along the way

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60

TIMES ACROSS IRELAND

€1,000,000+

RAISED FOR CHARITY

12,000+ KM

CYCLED

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