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Monday 20 August 2018

Advocates for Autism highlight their work

At the Advocates for Autism coffee morning in the Loch Garman Arms, Gorey, were Maria Brehhov, Anne Marie Kelly, Elaine O'Leary and Sabrina Walsh.
At the Advocates for Autism coffee morning in the Loch Garman Arms, Gorey, were Maria Brehhov, Anne Marie Kelly, Elaine O'Leary and Sabrina Walsh.

Fintan Lambe

The Gorey-based charity Advocates for Autism recently held a coffee morning in the Loch Garman Arms to highlight the work of the organisation, to seek more support, and to raise funds for its valuable work.

'We are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and to help organise events, and to help take the pressure off the parents involved,' said Anne Marie Kelly, explaining that the registered charity currently has 13 families involved, and very much welcomes new members.

She said that the coffee morning was a great success. 'It was lovely and relaxed,' she said. 'A lot of people came in and had tea and cakes, and made donations, and supported the raffle which had 20 prizes'.

She said that the money raised goes towards financial assistance for various therapeutic activities for children with autism, including swimming, horse riding, or any other therapy that will be of benefit to them, as well as outings for the children and their siblings.

Sincere thanks went to all who supported the coffee morning, including Michael Gleeson and his team at the Loch Garman Arms, all who went along and donated, those who brought cakes, and everyone who donated raffle prizes, or bought raffle tickets.

Advocates for Autism meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Loch Garman Arms. See Advocates for Autism - AFA on Facebook or visit the website www.advocatesforautism.ie for further information, or contact Anne Marie on 087 9770205.

Gorey Guardian

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