I'm going to try and use my craziness for good and raise some money for a worthy cause. The craziness is a 24 hour race and the cause is the Autism Unit at St Senan's Primary School in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. This is our current charity of the year where I work in BD Enniscorthy and from the experience of friends and colleagues I have seen what amazing work they do.
The Autism Unit at St Senan's Primary School is home to 24 students. It has classes ranging from early intervention (pre-school) right up to 6th class. The school currently has 4 teachers and 12 special needs assistants. It’s a great leaning environment that helps children with autism develop through various educational supports. Their development is further supported by facilities like an OT Room, Sensory Room & Outdoor Play area. Plans are in place to develop a sensory garden by the end of 2019, and any funds I raise will go towards making this garden a reality.
The race itself is the Energia 24
, which is on the 22nd of June, in Victoria Park in Belfast. It is a type of Ultra Marathon, where competitors try to run as far as possible within the 24 hours. My aim is to attempt to run 100 miles (160km) in that time. That equates to 98 loops of the park........
If you would like to follow my preparations you can see what I am up to on Strava
, (if its not on Strava it didn't happen!!) and anything you can afford to donate to make that sensory garden a reality for St Senan's will be hugely appreciated.