This coming August the 6th we’ll be riding out from Buttevant in Cork to raise much needed funds for Pieta. This worthy organisation does much needed work for the prevention of suicide and self-harm.
It’s been a long few years of staying put and we’re delighted that The Friends of Mick O’Regan have organised this Motorcycle Run. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet. Kit Roaches bar will be both the start and finish of the run.
A lot more will be on offer this year. There will be music on the street before the run, as well as face-painting for the kids. Adults will have to wait at the back of the que! Refreshments will be available before the run and there’ll be a barbeque afterwards.
Several spot prizes will be awarded at the end of the run. With the big prize being a top of the range Bell helmet. Winners will be drawn from the names of people that sign-in on the day and return after the run.
Bertie O’Regan elaborates; “This is a special year for the run as it is the 10th year, organised in honour of our fallen friend, Mick O’Regan. It is utterly astounding that out of that awful tragedy this run has raised €163,463.86 for suicide charities so far. On the first year of the run €9,500 was collected and donated to Suicide Aware. And in the last eight years almost €154,000 has been collected for Pieta. This year all the proceeds will be donated to this outstanding organisation once again to help them carry on with the great work they do with the vulnerable among us, and they do all of this work free of charge”.
“In 2019 a representative from Pieta House, as it was known then, outlined the cost of getting a vulnerable client through treatment and back to health at €1,000. Therefore, by that information the Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle run, its organisers, its amazing helpers, its sponsors and all the wonderful bikers that attend have saved 163 lives over the years”.
“For each person that dies by suicide, 70 people are adversely affected by that tragedy. So, 11,573 lives are changed for the better because of the Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run”.
Once again, we motorcyclists show our true colours by helping out those more vulnerable than ourselves”.
The run takes place on the coming 6th of August from Kit Roaches Bar in Buttevant with sign on opening at 10.30.