Maynooth Students for Charity nominate Prader-Willi Syndrome as recipient cause

The Galway Cycle passing through Tyrellspass on the way to Galway.
Maynooth Students for Charity, the organisers of the iconic Galway Cycle, has announced that the recipient charity for 2014 will be the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland.

Maynooth Students for Charity, the organisers of the iconic Galway Cycle, has announced that the recipient charity for 2014 will be the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland.

Prader-Willi Syndrome is complex genetic disorder that typically causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete development of the genitalia, cognitive disabilities and problem behaviours.

It is probably most recognised by a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and subsequent life- threatening obesity.

The condition affects one in 12,000 to 15,000 people.

The 2014 Galway Cycle will take place on March 28 to 30.

The 2013 edition of the event raised more than €150,000 for Johnstown-based Jack and Jill Foundation.

For more information, see galwaycycle.com