This Sunday, the 24th of July 2016, parents and friends will take part in the Extreme Gateway Mud Run (as part of The Extreme Gateway to Hell Mud Run) to raise funds so that more children with autism in the county can reap the benefits of reflexology.
The woman who started this in Donegal, June Doherty, said:
“With this fundraiser we want to do a parent's workshop so for the other 3 weeks the child can still get reflexology at home. The parents can also do it on their other children so everyone gets the benefits. It started last June when I met Eimear at a Carers Day. I was under a lot of stress at the time and the reflexology really helped me so I started Aisling (her child with Aspergers) doing it to help with sleeping. Then thought if it works for Aisling, will it work for others?. So, nearly a year on, 30 kids come once a month for reflexology and the benefits are unbelievable. A couple of kids are off their anxiety meds because of it. When we started, The Autism Family Support Group subsidised the first two sessions. We try to do a couple of fundraisers a year to help parents with costs as we don't have any money coming from anywhere else.”
To join them on this fun mud run and raise some much needed cash for these children, you can pay at the gate a fee of €30.
Any further details required ring: 0879080784/ 0860877602
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