969-mile cycle to raise £20,000 to say ‘thank you’ to hospital
As popular London Irish businessman recovers, son and son’s partner hit the road
One of London’s most popular Irish businessmen, Danny Tim O’Sullivan, chair of the local Kerry Association, is recovering from a cerebral haemhorrhage he suffered in June while out on his bike training for the Ring of Kerry Cycle.
He has been making a steady recovery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in London surrounded by his loving and supportive family. As a way to say ‘thank you’ Danny Tim’s son, Tim, will next week do a 969-mile fund-raising cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the hospital’s fundraising charity, the National Brain Appeal.
Tim will be accompanied by his partner, Kacey, on the cycle which will take place from 9 September to 17 September – riding from the most South Westerly point of the UK in Cornwall to the most North Easterly tip in Scotland. The pair will ride an average of 108 miles a day and climb approximately 50,000ft in total in the course of the nine-day cycle.
“That is around 13 times up Alpe d’Huez or almost twice the height of Everest,” said the keen cyclists. “We have always seen this challenge as a great opportunity to raise money for our favourite charities however, in recent weeks, this goal has become all the more important to us.
“Our family have seen first hand the fantastic work the NHNN do and this is our very small way of saying ‘thank you’, and giving something back,” said Tim and Kacey.
“We would be so grateful if you could join us in supporting this wonderful charity and leaving any donation that you can at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/timothyo-sullivan2
“We would also like to thank everyone for their well wishes and messages of support in recent weeks. They are of great comfort to my mum, Sheila, and the rest of the O’Sullivan family at this present time,” said Tim.