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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 with 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 up 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!


Brendan Savage and Brian Savage took part in Newry City Marathon and
present Keith Carol and Stefan Riddle with
A Cheque for £550 to Run for Autism H.A.N.D.

Kieran Hagan took part the Wicklow mountain Cycle and presented
Deirdre Savage With a Cheque for £350 also in picture Kieran's son Conor.




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