A true inspiration
To celebrate his 80th birthday on 6th May 2016, totally blind Bro Tommy Mulholland is cycling on a tandem with his pilot, 70-year-old Bob Harber all the way from Brighton to Paris to raise funds for a very worthy cause, the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
The Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice care for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions and their goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be. It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House.
Bro Mulholland was attacked at a wages snatch at his company and left blind in one eye. Years later at the age of 47 a blood clot caused by the injury haemorrhaged to cause him to lose his sight in the other eye.
Bro Mulholland is such an inspiration to all of his family and friends and has achieved so much since he lost his sight. These include being an honorary member of the English and Welsh Blind Golf Association having been the Captain and raising money for them. He is a founder member of Bromley Lions raising thousands of pounds for them over the years, raises funds for the Greater London Fund for the Blind and organises an annual charity event for the ex-Boxers’ Association raising money for boxers suffering hardship. He was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London in November 2015.
Chestnut Tree House is run by St Barnabas Hospice, which is the adult hospice and the overarching hospice but all donations via Bro Mulholland’s Just Giving page (which can be found here) will go to Chestnut Tree House.
If you would prefer to make a donation by sending a cheque, please make the cheque out to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and send it to:
Mr T. Mulholland
22 Treewall Gardens