More than 80 employees from the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, which has sites in Dublin, Cork and Sligo, took part in a 300 kilometre charity cycle earlier this year to raise funds for charity. Among the organisations benefiting was the national children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years, the charity was formed in her memory to remedy the lack of support for other children and their families going through treatment.

Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €13,333.50 at the company’s commercial offices in Dublin, were from L-R: Mick Rochford (Aoibheann’s Pink Tie); Robert Love (AbbVie) and Paul Flood (AbbVie).