A Housing Executive Clerk of Works based in Downpatrick takes on an epic Ireland charity cycle for Marie Curie Cancer
A Portaferry man Brian Doran, who is the NI Housing Executive’s Clerk of Works for the South Region based in Downpatrick has put his best foot forward for a cancer charity.
Brian recently undertook the mammoth task of cycling from Malin Head in the north of Co Donegal to Mizen Head, County Cork in the South of Ireland – all in aid of Marie Curie Cancer.
Cycling across 445 miles of breath-taking Irish countryside from his saddle, Brian was put his best pedal forward spurred on by the support he received from Downpatrick’s Housing Executive team.
Brian said: “I saw the charity cycle advertised on social media for Marie Curie and thought I would just go for it as I have a love for cycling.
“The local Downpatrick office really supported me with their fundraising efforts and they managed to raise over £200 that was put towards my final amount and I was really thankful for their contribution.
“In total I raised over £3,000 and it was a fantastic experience – I enjoyed every minute of it. I trained extensively – clocking up hundreds of practice miles in the weeks running up to the main event.”
Bronagh Magorrian, Housing Executive Patch Team Leader for the Downpatrick area, said the local office was “delighted to be able to support Brian” adding: “We are really proud of Brian and what he has achieved and he worked really hard as part of this challenge.
“Brian would be well-known in the Downpatrick office and is a popular staff member. We were more than happy to help him and donate towards such a worthy cause. Well done Brian!”