A young Donegal woman raised an amazing €4,000 for her local respite centre during lockdown.

Amy Alexander (aged 19) took it upon herself to do a ‘Tour De Cross’ last year in aid of Drumboe Respite Centre.

Amy’s challenge involved cycling 15km around her home area over two weeks.

She cycled 1km a day (sometimes 2!) every day and also became the star of her own video series to promote the fundraiser.

Amy’s efforts generated huge support from the community and she smashed all her fundraising targets.

Amy Alexander

Amy, who has Down syndrome, enjoys every moment spent at Drumboe Respite Centre.

She has been attending for day visits and overnight stays since she was young and loves meeting up with friends and the staff for outings and going for food, which is her all-time favourite activity.

This week, Amy finally got to present the money she raised on the ‘Tour de Cross.

The final amount raised was €4017.

Luiseach Alexander, Amy’s cousin said: “Thanks again to everyone who donated and supported Amy, especially the ones who gave her a beep or a wave along the way!”