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. Our focus is to raise funds for and awareness of Autism.
We, therefore, organised our first Run/Walk in October 2008 and, encouraged
by its huge success, we decided to make it an annual event.
To date, we have raised more that £60,000 which has enabled us to
work on a number of different projects to help all ages on the Autism
Spectrum such as:
- Special needs Schools
- Social groups
- The Gateway Club
- Art & music workshops
Our latest project is
with the Riding For the Disabled Newry Branch. We have teamed up
them to run an equine therapy/riding course for a group of Autistic
children, which is about to commence in June 2011. This is very
exciting for our kids and we will keep all our interested followers
to date on progress.
As well as our fundraising through the
annual 'Run for Autism' event, we also receive donations from
individuals and organisations throughout the year - we thank
you all for your wonderful efforts and generosity!