Women urged to put in marathon effort for autism charity

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

At the launch of the CAA Cork Mini Marathon appeal were, from left: Mary Burke from Crystal Swing, Pamela Reen, CAA service user along with other Crystal Swing members Derek and Dervla Burke. Photo: Kate Clancy

THE Cork Association for Autism (CAA) along with family band Crystal Swing, are calling on the women of Cork to take part in the Cork Mini Marathon in aid of the charity.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 28 in Blackrock and all money raised will go towards essential repair and refurbishment work at the CAA's service centres.

The Cork Association for Autism has grown significantly over the last number of years with approximately 200 families now benefiting from the range of services available. These services include residential support, respite care, home support, day service and an Asperger Syndrome support service.

Service centres are located at Greenville House in Carrigtwohill and Crobally House in Mogeely, East Cork. A day service opened in Bishopstown in 2013 and the Asperger Syndrome Support Service runs from Penrose Wharf.

Being from East Cork, Crystal Swing are delighted to support the work of the CAA with the charity having such a big presence in the area. Singer Mary Burke said that some families need a strong support system in place.

"We would encourage the public to support this very worthy charity to ensure that the many families desperate for services can continue to get the assistance they require," added Mary.

The CAA is encouraging the women of Cork to grab their friends, family and co-workers and sign up for their fundraising packs.

There will be an after party in the Old Oak bar for all CAA team members which will include fingerfood along with a DJ and band.

If you would like to sign up to join the CAA team you can call to their fundraising office at 18 Cook St., telephone 021 427 1808 or email fundraising@corkautism.ie. For further details log onto www.corkautism.ie.


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