Paul McToal

D' FROG (Fun Run Of the Glens) 2015

Fundraising for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
£1,300
raised of £30,000 target
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Raising funds for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland& Marie Curie Cancer Care
All abilities are welcome as each cyclist can choose their own route through the Glens of Antrim- ranging from a leisurely 25 miles to a more serious 50 or 100 mile trip. 

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For more information on the FROG 2016, please contact organiser Paul McToal at Paul.McToal@uk.fujitsu.com

The History of the FROG

2015 welcomed the 10th edition of the FROGand some unfortunate news: In 2014, one of our founder members, Damien McAuley, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (Ductal Adenocarcinoma) and lost an eye. To raise awareness and show support, we added Damien's initial to the FROG, hence D'FROG 2015. Numbers increased dramatically to over 640 cyclists and funds being generated of £48,053 for Cancer Charities :- Cancer Focus NI, Marie Cure and Friends of Cancer.  We were again happy to enjoy a dry, clear day for the cycle and introduced a static bike option to suit all ages and all abilities, so that everyone could be involved (It was very well received).   

2014 saw a partnership with Fujitsu (which yielded some excellent marketing) and also saw dramatic growth in both participation and fund generation. Participation was in excess of 350 cyclists with the total being raised £31,336 which was split 2:1between Cancer Focus NI and The Simon Community NI (Fujitsu’s Corporate Sponsorship Partner – 2014) – The Giro passing through NI helped fuel interest and we were genuinely pleased to continue providing funds where they are needed. We look forward to year 10 next year.

2013 and we continued with Cancer Focus NI as our chosen Cancer Charity. We were blessed with possibly the best weather the FROG has enjoyed to date. The participation broke all previous records at 165+ cyclists with a total being raised of £16,600.We have said it before, but we were truly humbled this year.

In 2012 we embraced Cancer Focus NI as our chosen Cancer Charity and were surprised by the growth in numbers (up to 120) and associated giving with £12,600 being raised.

2011 was a difficult financial year for everyone but even in this economy there was a turnout of 105 cyclists gathering £7,000 for Marie Curie. – well done everyone.

In 2010 seen a turnout of 100 cyclists gathering a total in excess of £8,200 for Marie Curie. Very humbling. Looking forward to 2011

In 2009 the pace certainly increased on a day which started sunny and ended a little drizzly. The enthusiasm of all participants could not be dampened and we raised over £7,000 for Marie Curie in a particularly challenging economic environment. Well done everyone.  

In 2008 the crusade continued on a particular windy day with tears coming from grown men. The evening entertainment was as memorable as it was dramatic with everyone thoroughly enjoying the day's craic. In excess of £13,000was raised, which elevates the bar further for 2009.  

In 2007, the baton was passed to a few Glenravel lads who came up with the “FROG” (Fun Run Of the Glens). With a view to some fun, the charity cycle included a evening of entertainment in the local parish hall which was hailed by all as an excellent day and night. In excess of £12,000 was raised, which has set the bar very high for 2008.  

In 2006, a motley crew of amateur cyclists set off from the Glen Bar in Glenbush, near Loughgeil, to complete 100 miles around the Glens of Antrim in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Over £6,000 was raised. The organiser, Loughgeil man Francis “Fred” McIntyre, then left to make his fortune in the deserts of Saudi Arabia.


About the charity

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - we care for families affected by cancer with family support, counselling and other care services. We also do important cancer prevention work in schools, workplaces and communities, and fund ground-breaking research. All the money you donate stays in Northern Ireland.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,299.66
+ £172.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,299.66
Offline donations
£0.00

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