There was an army of people taking part in the 52km fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands recently.
Members of the Irish Defence Force took off on a 30km run from Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise to Kildare Village. From there, they travelled 22km pulling a 16.5 tonne Army Mowag to Naas.
New centre for Portlaoise
David Murray from Down Syndrome Centre said the event raised much more money than they expected and will go towards building the Down Syndrome Midlands centre in Portlaoise.
“We hope to start building the Centre in the next few months. This centre will cater towards Laois and other counties in the Midlands,” said David.
Between 150 to 200 people were involved in the event from collectors to military personnel.
David gave special thanks to Jason O’Neill, David Curtis, Shane Dempsey and Brian O’Connor who were the four men who started the 30km run, and then pulled the Mowag for the other 22km.
He also thanked Joe Mallon Motors, General Joe Mulligan and all those involved.