Sean Kinsella, the Dublin wellness coach who overcame addiction and homelessness, is getting on his bike to raise money for the housing and homelessness charity.
The Peter McVerry Trust Wexford Cycle 2022 will take place on Saturday 17th September. Running for 33 years, the cycle is the biggest fundraising event in the charity’s calendar.
Sean was living in homelessness and battling addiction issues when he first came into contact with Peter McVerry Trust at the age of 15. With the help of their Addiction and Recovery Services, he overcame his addiction problems and progressed into a home of his own.
Sean now runs his own wellness coaching business, SK Life Balance, to share his experience and knowledge with others to help them discover the joy of exercise and wellbeing. He also delivers a weekly fitness and wellness programme at Peter McVerry Trust’s day service in Dublin to people currently being supported by the charity.
Sean Kinsella said, “It’s a huge pleasure to launch the Wexford Cycle for Peter McVerry Trust – I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Their work is incredibly important and I’ll be taking part to raise money for the vital services the charity offers to vulnerable people across Ireland. It’s a great day out – lots of fun and you can take it at your own pace. I encourage everyone to get on their bike and join us on Saturday 17th September.”
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said: “Sean is the perfect person to launch our Wexford Cycle 2022 and showcase the life-changing work of our charity. He was only 15 when he started his journey with Peter McVerry Trust. Since then he has overcome so many obstacles and today runs his own business – helpings others to change their lives.
“We’re calling on the Irish public to take on a new challenge for 2022 and join us on the Peter McVerry Trust Wexford Cycle 2022. Your support will help us to give more people the key to their own front door.”
Registration for the Peter McVerry Trust Wexford Cycle is now open. The charity is running a hybrid event where participants will have the option to complete the traditional route from the campus of University City Dublin to Wexford town or take on a virtual cycle on the same date.
For those taking on the traditional event there are two route options – 100km or 135km. The event is open to cyclists of all abilities (aged 16 and up).
The event finishes with a BBQ in Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford, with buses running cyclists back to Dublin throughout the day.
All money raised will go towards Peter McVerry Trust’s work to open doors for more people impacted by homelessness across Ireland.
Register for the Peter McVerry Trust Wexford Cycle 2022 today.