Saddle up for the Great Dublin Bike Ride
Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2018, which will be held on the 23rd September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 70km or 105km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport.
7,000 riders will set out from Merrion Square, on Sunday 23rd of September, to take part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride 2018. The event will offer a 70km route for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle and a challenging 105km route for experienced riders.
Why not take part and help raise vital funds for the NRH Foundation, supporting the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) for adults and children and help us equip our New Hospital, which is currently under development.
For more information on the event please visit the Great Dublin Bike Ride website.
Email Fundraising@NRH.ie your Dublin Great Bike Ride registration number, name, postal address, email and mobile number, and we will send you your authorisation letter and sponsorship cards to fundraise for the NRH Foundation. Don’t forget to send us your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) for your NRH Foundation Technical T-shirt to wear on the day.
Why support the NRH Foundation?
The NRH Foundation is a registered charity (CHY6750/ CRA 20013196) dedicated to raising vital for the National Rehabilitation Hospital. The NRH Foundation focuses on raising support towards specialist projects, equipment and research that will help make a direct difference to the lives of the patients, both children and adults, in the NRH, now and in the future.
Who are the NRH?
As the only service of its type in the country, the NRH are a fully publicly funded hospital (with no private beds), providing high quality care and treatment to patients on the basis of clinical need.
What does the NRH do?
The NRH is the only Hospital in Ireland providing complex medical specialist rehabilitation services for the national population. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialist rehabilitation services to children and adults who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury, require rehabilitation services in the following areas of specialty:
- Paediatric Family Centred Rehabilitation
- The Brain Injury Programme (including Stroke)
- The Spinal Injury Programme
- Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR)
How do we help?
Rehabilitation is a lifelong investment in people; it is an educational process of active change by which a person learns the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to participate meaningfully in family and community life. Our focus is to support the NRH to provide treatment programmes dedicated to achieving the highest, safest level of independence possible for each person following their injury or illness. The NRH strives to minimise the impact of a person’s disability and optimise their potential, while also helping their families too.
For many of the children and adults in the NRH, their journey through the NRH is often at a pivotal point in their lives. Upon arrival to the NRH, many patients will have experienced a very traumatic and often life-changing event. Through rehabilitation they often identify the new path that they will now follow in life’s journey.
The NRH Foundation would not be able to provide this vital support to the NRH without the help of your donations, fundraising and sponsored events.