Run/Walk for Autism a huge success

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Monday, October 13th, 2014
Newry & Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has congratulated all involved in last weekend’s “Run for Autism” from Lissummon to Newtownhamilton.

Cathal Boylan and a group of walkers pictured with one of the founders of the Run/walk for Autism, Sean Quinn

The MLA, who completed the 10 mile walk with hundreds of others said that the event brought families and communities together to raise funds for Autism projects in the Newry & Mourne and Armagh locality. “Run For Autism H.A.N.D.(Helping Autism in Newry and District), is a local charity, formed by a group of parents, family members and friends in 2008. The specific aim of the organisation is to give a helping HAND to Autistic People and their families in this locality. “Their focus is to raise funds for and awareness of Autism. And in October 2008 they organised their first Run/Walk in and, encouraged by its huge success, they decided to make it an annual event. “Many hundreds participated in the 10 mile run/walk or the Half Marathon. It was an uplifting experience for everyone and I wish to congratulate all involved in the organising of the event. Well done,” he added.
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