Twenty-five cyclists from the Foster Clark Lifecycle Challenge cycled for six hours around Malta as part of their very early Sunday morning training for the forthcoming challenge. They stopped briefly at San Anton Palace and were greeted by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

She welcomed Alan Curry, founder of the Lifecycle (Malta) Foundation, all the cyclists and the support team who will be departing for Dubai on September 28 for their gruelling challenge. As Mr Curry thanked the President for receiving them at the Palace and briefly commented on this year’s ride, the President praised the cyclists for their courage and noble deed in support of people with kidney disease and kidney failure.

The Foster Clark Lifecycle Challenge aims to raise €150,000 for new projects

John Schembri, Foster Clark’s head of operations, was also present.

The funds being raised will go towards the needs and care of kidney disease patients. Apart from life-saving equipment and improved facilities, Lifecycle sponsors the Twilight Shift Van to transport patients to and from Mater Dei Hospital for their evening dialysis, as well as the software matching programme called ‘Traccia’, which determines the best recipient for a kidney donation. The foundation also offers a part sponsorship of the annual trip to Lourdes for patients and accompanying medical staff.

The Foster Clark Lifecycle Challenge 2018 aims to raise €150,000 to sustain its current and new projects for 2018-2019.

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