Thank you for making this fundraiser such a stunning success. Please share what we can achieve when good people come together. Irish Autism Action, Laois Offaly Families for Autism, Offaly School of Special Education and Lough Boora Parklands.

The fifth annual 5K Fun Walk/Run & 10K Race with Midlands 103 Presenter Will Faulkner will take place in Lough Boora Discovery Park in aid of Irish Autism Action, Laois, Offaly Families for Autism (LOFFA), The Samaritans and Offaly School of Special Education on Saturday April 1st at 11am. April 1st is April Fools’ Day and the very popular radio presenter hopes that runners, joggers, walkers and families will join him at the beautiful Lough Boora Discovery Park help raise funds for four very worthy charities. He has even vowed to wear foolish fancy dress for the occasion!

The is the fifth time the presenter of Ireland’s Current Affairs Show of the Year has invited listeners and friends to put on their walking or running shoes and join him to raise funds and awareness for very worthy charities. A staggering €43,000 has been raised in the four years of this annual event and Will Faulkner is hoping to keep that trend going. Will is the only person ever to win both PPI Speech Broadcaster and News Broadcaster of the Year awards and his eye on competitiveness shows how he is very much up for this challenge.

Now in its fourth year, the Lough Boora training camp continues to thrive and takes place each Sunday morning at 9:15. Race Director Paul Buckley outlined the course is set in the trails of the Lough Boora Discover Park and stated that almost 100 participants have being training there every Sunday morning since the new year. He also invited runners, joggers and walkers to pre-book on line with for 15 euro or register on the day for 20 euro.

Event Organiser John Bennett spoke highly of the sponsorship received over the past number of years and he was also very proud to announce that new sponsor Ferbane Total Healthcare have come on board to join Bord na Móna, now in their fourth year, as the main sponsors for 2017.

Irish Autism Action

Irish Autism Action was formed in 2001 to bring positive change into the lives of those affected by autism. The range of services which Irish Autism Action provides include raising awareness, information on education & intervention support, advocacy, counselling, home based support, research information and advice for families.

For more information of Irish Autism Action visit find us on facebook, follow on twitter @irishautism or contact 044-9371680.

Laois Offaly Families for Autism is a local support group by parents for parents and families of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Athlone Branch Midland Samaritans – Every six seconds, somebody contacts. Ten times a minute, they can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.

Offaly School of Special Education create wholeness for children and youth with developmental disabilities through education, extended family living, and therapy so that they may be better understood, they may more fully unfold their potential, and they may meaningfully participate in life.