Kevin McCafferty is a Donna Louise fundraising hero! Since 2010 he has trekked and cycled his way round the UK, Europe and conquered the highest mountain in Africa.
He started his fundraising journey in 2010 with the 3 peaks challenge and in the next 2 years did the Yorkshire 3 peaks and then scaled the dizzying heights of Kilimanjaro. It was in his words, “An incredible experience.”
In 2012 he decided he’d had enough of trekking and he took to pedalling... he pedalled..... and he pedalled...... and he pedalled, through London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Munich, Bratislava and Northern Spain; each time completing a 400 mile route and having an wonderful time along the way. He is joined by friends on his journey and he explains, “We have a lot of adventures and, yes we’ve had punctures and got lost, but we’ve also had some wonderful laughs, seen some beautiful places and met some beautiful people along the way.”
And in-between his bike rides, Kevin has raced boats, organised raffles and discos. To date he has raised over £4,000 to support the children and families who use The Donna Louise. He originally chose to support the hospice as he has 2 children himself, he works in a school and loves the humility and innocence of children, “I feel really sorry for children who are poorly, and what their families have to face. This is my small way of helping. I am doing something I really enjoy, and using it as a way to raise money. It’s very rewarding.”
And he has not done this alone, he is grateful to his family, friends, the local community and businesses who have supported him. As he says, “I am surrounded by very good people.”
And Kevin is not stopping now..... in 2017 he will be back in the saddle as he tackles the Italian Lakes and the Dolomites and Alps.
The children, families and staff of The Donna Louise are extremely grateful to Kevin for everything he has done; he is our hero!