Bowie Scoots 150km In His Welly Boots

Bowie CRY Tallaght

Recently, 5 year old Bowie set out on a 150km scoot challenge in his welly boots for CRY, a Tallaght based charity. Midway through his efforts his beloved scooter was taken and  broken. Rachel McGlone, Bowie’s Mam had been posting daily updates on social media showing the fundraiser’s progress, and so that supporters were not concerned, Rachel had to let everyone know what had happened to the scooter. 

Rachel commented “Within hours Bowie had the loan of a scooter from a neighbour and 5 people offered to buy him a scooter so he could continue his fundraising efforts. One of them was a girl who buried her husband on the Saturday after he died by suicide, and here she was on the Friday offering to buy Bowie a scooter, local people are just so generous!”

Bowie CRY Tallaght
Bowie CRY Tallaght

Rachel continued “As the news was circulated about the scooter, a local Tallaght business owner Clinton Glennon from Go Sk8 in Tallaght Village got in touch. Clinton delivered a brand new scooter to our house within days for Bowie to continue his fundraising efforts”. Bowie finished his last scoot at the end of April and completed all 150km in his welly boots in 30 days!

The original target for the fundraiser was €150 and it is now over €1000, Bowie is still taking donations and you can donate at

Rachel concluded “Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the fundraiser, to Go Sk8 for their very kind gift of the scooter and of course a big well done to Bowie on his achievement, he was out scooting in sun, hail, snow and rain!” 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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