Congratulations to Jimmy Crowe – March Outstanding Achievement Award winner

Congratulations to Jimmy Crowe from Ballygarrett our March recipient of the South East Radio / Talbot Hotel Outstanding Achievement Award. Pic Jim Campbell - click here to view full gallery

A big well done to Jimmy Crowe, a true inspiration to us all. Following his second encounter with cancer in 2009,  Jimmy decided to give something back to his community and to the hospital that helped him during his treatment.

Santa brought him a bike and after 40 years absence, Jimmy was back in the saddle! Starting off gingerly, with his now 14 year old foster son, he could be seen cycling around Ballygarrett in hail, rain or snow getting bike fit for all of his cycling adventures. With a group of family members and friends, he cycled to raise massive funds for charities close to his heart.

He raised €37,000 for research and development for St Lukes hospital. He volunteered to help a group of special needs parish members go to Lourdes and has since raised over €3,000 for St Patrick’s Special Needs School. A father to 5 grown up adults and a foster son, Jimmy is a family man and has helped raise €5,000 for his local Youth Club. And if all of this wasn’t enough he raised €4,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Children in Lourdes.

Jimmy has his sights set on another cycling venture in August, this time fund raising for North Wexford Hospice. We wish Jimmy continued success with all of his fund raising initiatives.

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