A SWORDS-based autism support group will be represented among the thousands running in this month's Dublin City Marathon as a local man dons the 'Snowflakes' logo to raise awareness and cash for the group.
The Snowflakes autism support group in Sowrds was established to bring hope and positivity to the lives of families affected by the condition. Known as 'Snowflakes', the group has been in existence since January acting as a support group to families affected by autism in the north Dublin and Fingal areas. Chairperson Robert Brown said its aim is organise events for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their parents and their siblings. In support of the group. local man, Sean Doherty, is taking on the huge challenge of completing the Dublin City Marathon. Sean explained why he chose to run for Snowflakes, saying: ' This is a very worthwhile charity which is badly in need of funds in order to continue the valuable work it is doing in helping children and families affected by autism. ' This charity has a special place in my heart as my own son is affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and I want to do all I can to help this charity.' Sean has been in training for the event for three months already and is looking forward to the big day of the marathon on the October bank holiday. Donations big or small are welcomed for the effort and you can make a donation by visiting www.idonatie.ie/snowflakesmarathonrun