Patrick’s Rowing Club fundraiser for Karl Doyle

By Kathrin Kobus

St.Patrick’s rowers have done their bit at the National indoors championships, now they call out to their D4 community and not just Raytowners to come along on March 30th to Ringsend Library. Not just to showcase their technique, but in support of Karl Doyle, a member of the club since childhood who needs treatment for leukaemia.

According to the GoFundMe page set up for him, “Karl Doyle has been a member of his beloved rowing club, St. Patrick’s Rowing Club Ringsend from a young age.”

He was diagnosed with leukaemia a few years ago and had been receiving treatment. Karl was hoping to make his rowing comeback when he fully recovered but unfortunately, just before Christmas, the unwanted news came that the cancer had come back.

As the page explains. “In the past, Karl was part of very successful rowing crews and has a genuine passion for rowing. Unfortunately, before Christmas, Karl’s cancer returned, meaning he must undergo further treatment. Members of St. Patrick’s Rowing Club are coming together in support of Karl and his family on this journey.”

To support Karl and help to fund necessary treatment, the club is pulling out all the stops and will put up their indoor, stationary, training rowing machines outside Ringsend Library with the initiative “A Million Meters for Karl”. The aim is for the participants to row (at least) a million meters on the rowing machines. Each machine will be linked to a big screen, so the meters can come rolling in and be counted. So, roll on the (kilo)metres for Karl and show your support and donate while watching the miles you’ll put in for an amazing cause!

St. Patricks rowers promise, not to stop until they have achieved A Million Meters for Karl! The event will kick off at 8am and finish at 6pm. #Metres4Karl

To find out more information and to donate visit Meters for Karl GoFundMe page The goal is to raise €5,000