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Brothers saddle up for Mizen to Malin cycling challenge in aid of NI Hospice

The McCampbill brothers pictured with members of Dunloy Cycling Club who are supporting their fundraising Mizen to Malin cycling challenge in memory of their father, Enda McCampbill who died at NI Hospice earlier this year

FOUR brothers are among a team of 24 cyclists setting out from Dunloy, Co Antrim, today, on the formidable 400-mile Mizen to Malin bicycle challenge which meanders all the way from Co Cork to Co Donegal.

Adrian, Damian, Julian and Jonathan McCamphill – accompanied by "four crazy cousins and good friends" are pedalling the 400-mile-plus route in four days in memory of their father, Enda, and to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Hospice where he was cared for before his death in March this year.

Mr McCamphill had battled mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer, for 18 months, before passing away at the hospice, surrounded by his family.

"We hope to give something back to the NI Hospice in recognition of the invaluable support provided to our family at a very difficult time," the brothers said in an appeal for others to help boost funds by making a donation via KRD Credit Union or JustGiving.

They have also thanked their main sponsors, including a number of local companies, who have donated to the appeal, which is also being supported by Dunloy Cycling Club.

Proceeds from the marathon cycle will also go towards the work of Mr McCamphill's cousin, Fr PJ McCampbill, from Dunloy, who works tirelessly supporting people in poverty in Africa.

Adrian McCamphill has thanked everyone who has supported the fundraising effort so far – anyone who would like to make a donation can do so via JustGiving on the Dunloy Mizen 2 Malin 2017 page.

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