Foreglen couple and long-time Children in Crossfire supporters, Gregory and Cathy McLaughlin have raised £31,367.50 for the charity by cycling from Malin to Mizen to celebrate Gregory’s 60th birthday.

Speaking at the final donations arrived, Gregory said:


“Cathy and I are close friends of Richard Moore. We greatly admire the education and healthcare work Children in Crossfire do in Ethiopia and Tanzania – and are proud to do our bit to support their programmes.


“To mark my recent 60th birthday, Cathy and I cycled from Malin Head to Mizen Head. Even though we cycle regularly, this was quite a challenge for us over four days. We are over the moon to have raised £31,367.50 and want to thank everyone who supported us. This money will make a real difference for Children in Crossfire and the children they support. 


Paying tribute, Children in Crossfire’s Chief Executive Richard Moore said:  


“I am deeply grateful to Gregory and Cathy, not just for the amazing amount they raised through their Malin-Mizen cycle but for all they have done for Children in Crossfire over many years. They are wonderful supporters and great friends.


“To give an example of what the money they have raised will support, we are currently:

  • Funding life-saving hospital treatment for children with severe acute malnutrition;

  • Supporting health workers to promote good nutrition and carry out community health checks;

  • Building wells and providing communities with safe, clean water;

  • Building new school classrooms; 

  • Training early years’ teachers; 

  • Providing children with essential learning materials. 


“We are only able to deliver these life-changing projects because of kind people like Gregory and Cathy and all who support their fundraising for us. We are truly grateful for all that goodwill.”