Jurys Inn Maracycle Event:
Date: 21-06-2013

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Money raised off-line: €1,703.95
Money raised on-line: €2,172.00

My Personal Message

Thank you for clicking to our site. All 32 Jurys Inns are partaking in a mammoth 2013 mile cycle in one day on the 21st June 2013. This will bring us from Cork all the way through each Jurys Inn up to Belfast and from each end of the UK too from Aberdeen down to Plymouth and Prague are cycling around the city.

Visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Jurys-Inn-2013-Cycle

Donations will be split between DePaul and local charities in each of our locations, picked by each hotel.
They include Crumlin Children's Hospital, Temple Street Children's Hospital, The Jack & Jill Foundation, St Patricks Marymount Hospice, Cork, Galway Hospice, Oakwood School & Assessment Centre, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, Croydon Bid, Cancer Research, Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Children’s Hospice South West, Carers Association, Zoe's Place Baby Hospice , Christies Manchester, When you wish upon a star (Nottingham), Wish Em Well- Rosie's appeal, Friends of Brimble Hill School, Heathrow Special Needs Farm, Volunary Action Islington, AYME, The Children's Hospital Charity, Sheffield

We would also like to thank our corporate partners who have assisted in making this day happen
SOS Group www.sosgroup-ltd.co.uk
Fexco www.fexco.com
Sky www.sky.com
Stena www.stena.co.uk
TitanicBusTours www.titanicbustours.com
Kyocera www.kyocera.co.uk

Depaul Ireland

Please read a few words about DePaul Ireland below and their Give HOPE Campaign.
You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,
The Jurys Inn maracycle team

At Depaul Ireland we are committed to working with and giving HOPE to those experiencing homelessness who are most in need; This is central to what we do. We have shown this through the services we provide that have grown each year - services that were the first of their kind, working with many people who had previously been turned away elsewhere.
Giving HOPE is at the core of what we do in Depaul Ireland. Offering those who are facing very difficult challenges in their life a Home, Opportunity that they may not have experienced before, support to realise their Potential, Empowering each person to address their needs and move out of homelessness.
Your donation towards the Jurys Inn Cycle will help give hope people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Here's a Case Study from our Give HOPE Campaign...
I came from a very bad place in my life; I’ve been through homelessness and addiction. There was nothing but drugs and trouble. I was going nowhere, I self-harmed loads of times, and I attempted suicide. I thought there was no hope.
Because of it all, I ended up in prison. It’s sad to say that being sentenced to time in prison saved my live, but it actually did.
Over time in prison, I learned a lot and had a lot of time to think about what I wanted; to get clean and to have a stable place to live. When I was leaving prison, I didn’t want to go back to hostels and appreciated the opportunity to be able to live in Tus Nua.
I had a bumpy road in Tus Nua, but I had a huge amount support from the staff and volunteers there and without them I wouldn’t be here today.
I’m now living in Rendu Apartments and I love it! This is my home.
I have access with my children now, once a month for 2 hours. My kids can even stay in my apartment, so next time they come I’m going to cook them their dinner. I adore my children and I want to be the mother that I know I am. My kids are my number one.
I’ve come so far since my time in prison. I’m clean now and hold on to hope that things will improve. I’ve still a long way to go until I’m where I want to be.
My HOPE is that I can eventually move out into a place of my own where my kids can have the option to come live with me. When I get them back, I’ll feel whole again.

*Name has been changed at the request of the interviewee.


Depaul supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We believe that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. We support each individual and family with the opportunity to fulfill their potential and move forward towards an independent and positive future.

Depaul is a leading cross border charity founded in Ireland in 2002 by our founding partners the Daughters of Charity, SVP and Vincentian fathers. Depaul manages 15 specialised services between Dublin, Belfast, Dungannon and Derry/Londonderry currently providing 343 bed spaces per night for homeless people.

Depaul is part of Depaul International; a group of charities working to support homeless and marginalised people around the world.

Go to ie.depaulcharity.org to learn more about our work and see how your support change lives.


My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Anonymous 05-07-2013 Donation €150.00 -
Syd Strike 03-07-2013 Donation €22.00 Thanks to Sam for inviting me to donate. Well done everyone. Best wishes Syd Strike
Michael Hamill 24-06-2013 Donation €110.00 Hope you all had a good time.
Anonymous 24-06-2013 Donation €75.00 Well done everyone. A great achievement !
Aine Doyle 21-06-2013 Donation €30.00 Best of Luck to all my colleagues cycling today!
Anonymous 21-06-2013 Donation €100.00 best of lick dad
Anonymous 20-06-2013 Donation €100.00 Hi Julie have a good trip Mam
David Ryan 20-06-2013 Donation €20.00 Good Luck Karen "Alberto Contador" O'brien
JP Ryder 17-06-2013 Donation €15.00 Best of Luck Karen
Anonymous 14-06-2013 Donation €10.00 I'm happy that I can help
Tanya Crosby 12-06-2013 Donation €20.00 Good luck Lee Crosby, from Tanya, Paul & Greg
Ann-Marie Guihen 10-06-2013 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck Julie, love the Guihens
kayfoam woolfson 05-06-2013 Donation €500.00 Best of luck from all at Kaymed
Anonymous 04-06-2013 Donation €500.00 Great idea - wonderful cause - best wishes to all for a fantastic event!
Des Kirby 29-05-2013 Donation €10.00 Best of luck to all the participants in the cycle challenge and thank you to all the volunteers.
Stephanie Lewis 29-05-2013 Donation €20.00 Great charity. Good luck Sam & everyone taking part!
David Barrett 29-05-2013 Donation €100.00 Best of luck with the cycle from all at cut-e
Sofia Rudehall 29-05-2013 Donation €100.00 Good Luck from everyone at Abbey Tours
Anonymous 28-05-2013 Donation €100.00 Best of luck to all our fantastic employees taking part in a great event for a very worthwhile cause
Kevin Oliver Cyclone Ltd 27-05-2013 Donation €50.00 Best Wishes from Cyclone Couriers
Anonymous 09-05-2013 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 09-04-2013 Donation €100.00 wishing all participants well in this great event