Giving children the chance to choose

Donegal is a well-known jewel in Ireland’s crown; with its majestic scenery, amazing beaches, winding roads and legendary warm welcome. Children in Crossfire is offering cycling enthusiasts an unmissable opportunity to take in the beauty of the county’s Wild Atlantic Way with a three-day cycle, taking place between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 October.

Starting and finishing in Derry, the Wild Atlantic Way Cycle fundraiser will make its way to Portnablagh on day one, via Letterkenny, Kilmacrenan and Creeslough. After a relaxing overnight stay in the luxury Shandon Hotel, day two will proceed through Dunfanaghy, Gortahork, Bloody Foreland, Gweedore, Dungloe and Glenveagh before returning to McGettigan’s Hotel in Letterkenny. The last day will be much less challenging, with a simple return ride to Derry via Newtowncunningham, Burt and Bridgend. All in all, it will be three very fun days to raise vital funds for Children in Crossfire.

Launching this year’s event, lead organiser Jim O’Hara of O’Hara Motors in Greysteel said:

“We have been organising the Wild Atlantic Way Cycle for Children in Crossfire for seven years now, and 2018’s is shaping up to be the most popular yet. It is a pleasure to fundraise in support of such important work for children in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

 “Our cycle is a great way to make a difference while having a great time in Donegal. I encourage anyone with an interest in cycling – you don’t need to be an expert – to get in touch, sign up and take part. It really will be three unforgettable days, as the number of participants who come back year on year illustrates.”

 Children in Crossfire’s Events Fundraiser Eileen Warren added:

“Anyone wanting to take on this challenge should register quickly as places are limited and demand will be high. A £50 deposit will secure your place, and we ask participants to raise a further £250 between now and the event. To book, just contact me on 028 7126 9898 or email me at

 “84p in every £1 Children in Crossfire raises is invested in our Early Childhood Development programmes in Tanzania and Ethiopia, so people will know their fundraising efforts make a real difference in very many young lives.

 “Our sincere thanks go to O’Hara Motors and Halliday Motors, who are the driving forces behind this great event. Children in Crossfire is lucky to have their support and we are very grateful to them for their goodwill.”

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We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC101412) and The Republic of Ireland (CHY 20045517). Children in Crossfire is now also a registered ‘Not For Profit’ in the USA and is recognised as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 46-2267122). We are developing Advisory Groups in Chicago and Boston to assist with a fundraising programme.