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Laois medical student set to cycle 200km for CRMF Crumlin

Chris Carew

Chris Carew truly is a remarkable young man.

Not only is he something of an academic genius – it also turns out he is someone who is very interested in helping others.

On January 25-27, Chris will take part in the annual UCD Science Society Sci-cle in aid of The Children’s Medical and Research Fund (CMRF) in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Chris will be one of 150 cyclists will battle the elements, cycling 208km from Dublin to Galway.

Chris is a first year medical student in UCD and is aiming to raise €450.

He said: “The CMRF is a brilliant charity, helping hundreds of children and their families year after year.

“All cyclists have pledged to raise €450, and all proceeds from the cycle will go directly to the CMRF.

“Any donation, however great or small, is hugely appreciated.”

The annual “Sci-cle” is one of UCD’s main events which has been running for over seven years now.

This year a group of around 120 Students will cycle 208km from Dublin to Galway over two days.

On Friday 26, cyclists will leave from Liffey Valley and cycle to Athlone.

On Saturday 27, cyclists will leave from Athlone and cycle to Galway.

Then on Sunday 28, cyclists get a well deserved rest on the bus back to Dublin and don’t cycle back.

Chris has already raised more than half his target and anyone wishing to donate can do so here.

2018 was a remarkable year for Chris. He scored a maximum 625 in his Leaving Cert in Mountrath and received an entrance scholarship to UCD. 

Fair play Chris!

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.