On Saturday, Kelly’s Bar in Borris-In-Ossory donated €3,225 to Laois Offaly Families For Autism (LOFFA).
At the end of November the pub held a shave or dye event to raise money for the charity. A lot of their customers took part in the fundraiser and LOFFA greatly appreciate their generous donation.
LOFFA is a support group by parents for parents and families of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
They actively campaign to raise awareness for autism in the area and seek health, educational and support services that are appropriate to meet the needs of people with autism.
LOFFA also provide subsidised access to private therapies for those families who are forced, through lack of services from the HSE to obtain private therapies for their children.
In addition, they run Junior Play dates, 10 pin bowling sessions and Social Skills for children with autism to give them the opportunity to socialise with children like themselves.
LOFFA have been in existence since 2001 and currently support over 250 families.
Meeting are held on the first Tuesday of every month alternating between Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore and Portlaoise Parish Centre.