Charity cyclists back Willie’s Orphan Fund

Geoff Vogan presents Milne Rowntree with a donation for Willies Orphan Fund on Friday evening, in Portrush. The donation of over �200 was made during a charity cycle ride from Portadown to Portrush and back again. Chest Heart and Stroke was the main beneficiary for the event. INCR33-153S
Geoff Vogan presents Milne Rowntree with a donation for Willies Orphan Fund on Friday evening, in Portrush. The donation of over �200 was made during a charity cycle ride from Portadown to Portrush and back again. Chest Heart and Stroke was the main beneficiary for the event. INCR33-153S

A group of charity cyclists rode into town recently to make a donation to Willie’s Orphan Fund, at the halfway point of their Port to Port event.

The cyclists are all from the Portadown area and rode their bicycles the 75 miles from Portadown to Portrush - and followed that journey up with the return trip the next day.

The ride was proposed by Portadown businessman Geoff Vogan as a means to raise much needed funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke, and, in addition, the members made a personal donation each to Willie’s Orphan Fund, raising more than £200 for the Coleraine based charity.

The cyclists made the journey to Portrush and celebrated with a barbeque and some refreshments. They took the opportunity to make the donation to Willie’s Orphan Fund when they visited the Harbour at Portrush.

The main recipients, Chest, Heart and Stroke will be presented with a major donation in the near future.

Thanks go to the event sponsors: Portadown Fireplaces, ASDA Coleraine and Portadown and Hilltop Caravans, Portrush.

Willie’s Orphan Fund can be found on Facebook or check the website www.williesorphanfund.com