Malin to Mizen Cycle
Four Non cyclist have taken on the insane challenge of Malin to Mizen head via the west coast, The 740km Journey is well known for its tough gradients and unpredictable weather conditions and would be a challenge for Semi-pro cyclists! They aim to complete the challenge in four days!
Most people who decide to take up such a challenge puts months if nit years into training before committing, However Anthony Mallon, Noel Mallon, Malcolm Weston and Declan Nolan all have hectic lifesyles and each run successfull businesss which means they had little time to prepare for The Challenge with a little under 10 weeks from the initial discussion about doing such a Challenge to the Start date.
This is all in aid of The Down Syndrome Centre Midlands.
Funds raised will help provide supports such as:
Speech & language and Occupational Therapy: Initially will be offered to current families starting in October 2016 which will then be offered to the public from January 2017. These sessions will be run from two locations, eventually growing to four locations as needed. These will be both of an individual and group nature. Also there is an aim to subsidize home therapies where required.
Physiotherapy and music: To help run an ongoing play-group which runs on the third Sunday of the month in the local area, which alternates between Physiotherapy and Music therapy.
School support programme: two parents from the group work in education and are currently designing this programme, this programme aims to take into account the individual needs of each child and concerns expressed by parents.
Areas of focus will be:
>Language and communication
>Mathematical/Numerical Skills (Numicon)
>Literacy- Developing reading skills
>SESE Curriculum- Social, Environmental and Scientific Education
Social: There is currently a Saturday Club running every third Saturday of the month where kids get to meet and play with one another for two hours. This has a dual purpose as it allows parents respite and to share ideas and support on another. The funds raised would help initiate the following programmes:
> Bi-monthly talks for parents to cover topics such as education, Nutrition, Financial Planning and Behavioural issues.
Anyone who would like to Donate foloe the iFundraise inke C/O dave Murray