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Laois Man Fundraising For Charity That Helped His Father

His dad passed away from Motor Neurone Disease,

A Midlands man, who lost his father to Motor Neurone Disease, is fundraising to help others who are diagnosed with what he describes as a "terrible" and "debilitating" disease. 

Former Laois Senior Football Captain, Stephen Attride is organising a 100k cycle in Australia to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

He will be cycling hilly terrain on 10th October along with James and Colin O'Reagan of Graiguecullen and Michael Byrne from St Josephs GAA clubs, who are also living in Sydney.

Donations can be made on their Go Fund Me Page which has already raised €5000.

There are currently 25 people in the midlands living with the illness. 

The Killeshin man says the charity supported the family in his dad's final days:

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