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Online fundraiser launched for Laois-Offaly Families for Autism

An online fundraiser has been launched in a bid to raise funds for a support group for parents and families of children and adults with Autism.

Laois-Offaly Families For Autism, LOFFA, like all charities, has seen their fundraising capabilities damaged by Covid-19.

The group’s Events and Fundraising Managers, Breda Murray and Roisin Morrin, decided to launch a GoFundMe page in a bid to be able to allow the group to continue to provide the services that they do.

Breda explained: “We actively campaign to raise awareness of Autism in our area and seek health, educational and support services that are appropriate to meet the needs of our children & adults with autism.

“We endeavour to subsidise private therapies such as: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Play Therapy.

“To access these therapies through the HSE can take a number of vital years.

“We receive no grant aid from any government bodies or organisations.

“We raise all our own funds through our own hard work and dedication.

“Like hundreds of other charities our fundraising efforts for 2020 have being deeply affected by COVID 19 so as a result we are appealing to the generosity of the public, family and friends to help us in this crucial time.

“Any donations may they be big or small will help us achieve our goals.”

So far, the group are just shy of their target and anyone wishing to contribute can do so by clicking below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.