The Big Ride for Africa in aid of Lessons for Life took place this year on 20 & 21 June. The event saw a team representing Friends First cycling over 260Km through Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. The team departed from Castlemartin Stud Farm in County Kildare, where the basecamp was set up on the edge of the stunning and challenging Wicklow Mountains.
From Left to Right: Brian O’Neill, Jacqueline Hogan, Sarah Dawson, Karen O’Flaherty, Maebh Monahan and Michael Carolan.
The Friends First contingent was made up of staff members, friends, family and Financial Brokers including Harry Slowey of Finance One and Seamus Fox, Geraldine Fox and Helen Walsh of Global Life.
Lessons for Life is one of three charity partners supported by Friends First. A number of fundraising events were also held in the lead up to the Big Ride for Africa and all donations received were matched by Friends First.
The funds raised by the participants of The Big Ride for Africa will change lives through education. Lessons for Life is a children’s charity where the funds raise go towards education projects in Africa. Every child, no matter where they live, has the right to an education that equips them for life.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all involved with the Big Ride for Africa. Thank you to everyone who has supported and donated to this worthy cause. Over €3,000 has been raised which will be matched by Friends First.