Irish Wheelchair Association calls for marathon support

As the deadline for registration in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon fast approaches, Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) are calling on ladies from Tipperary, to join their local Mini Marathon team. Each year a dedicated team of members, staff, family, friends and supporters, participate in the event, raising funds through sponsorship and donations which are subsequently invested in the services the Association provides from the Resource and Outreach Centres located across Tipperary, in Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary Town and Ballina, Ballyhane, Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles. The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is Ireland’s largest one day charity event, and will take place on June 3 in Dublin City Centre. Charlene Hurley, Irish Wheelchair Association, fundraising co-ordinator is inviting all women from Tipperary, to register for the Mini Marathon on www.florawomensminimarathon.ie and select IWA as their charity of choice this year.

As the deadline for registration in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon fast approaches, Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) are calling on ladies from Tipperary, to join their local Mini Marathon team. Each year a dedicated team of members, staff, family, friends and supporters, participate in the event, raising funds through sponsorship and donations which are subsequently invested in the services the Association provides from the Resource and Outreach Centres located across Tipperary, in Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary Town and Ballina, Ballyhane, Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles. The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is Ireland’s largest one day charity event, and will take place on June 3 in Dublin City Centre. Charlene Hurley, Irish Wheelchair Association, fundraising co-ordinator is inviting all women from Tipperary, to register for the Mini Marathon on www.florawomensminimarathon.ie and select IWA as their charity of choice this year.

Charlene explained: “Whether you are a seasoned runner or a leisurely stroller, the 10k route is ideal for all fitness levels. Many ladies choose to walk, run or push the distance with the Irish Wheelchair Association team which includes members and staff from the Resource and Outreach Centres in Tipperary. If it is your first time to enter or you are an annual participant please consider joining our team this year and contact the fundraising department for your marathon pack,” she said.

The Resource and Outreach Centres support people with disabilities in their day-to-day lives by offering locally-based recreational and educational programmes. All programmes are designed to facilitate personal development and interaction with the local community.

To join the Irish Wheelchair Association Mini Marathon team in Tipperary, and help them to raise funds for the services the Association provides to people with physical disabilities living in the community please contact the Irish Wheelchair Association, fundraising department on 087 2600802 or email marathons@iwa.ie