Offaly group supporting children with disabilities hosting major fundraising Ball

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Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly group supporting children with disabilities hosting major fundraising Ball

Offaly group supporting children with disabilities hosting major fundraising Ball

Àirc Midlands is a voluntary run group set up to support children with disabilities and those within their support circle and the group will be holding a major fundraiser on Saturday, April 27.

This is the group's biggest ever fundraiser to raise funds for their very own centre. The centre would be a fantastic space where Airc can provide even more supports to directly impact the lives of these amazing kids. 

The event will be in the Athlone Springs Hotel. It includes a sumptuous four-course meal and there is a band followed by a DJ so you can dance the night away. 

It is a night of glitz, glamour and a delicious feast. There will be oodles of entertaining treats including the brilliantly talented Oisin Foley Mindreader and The Big Kahuna Party Band.

There's a drinks reception where you can sneak a pic of your fabulousness on the selfie mirror courtesy of Gem Events or with the wonderful photographer from Athlone City Photography will be on hand for your group shots.

There will also be fantastic goodie bags on the night with an incredible amount of treats for guests. Black tie is optional

Tickets are available from Athlone Springs Hotel or you can call 0876477384 or email to avail of paypal.

Airc Midlands is one of very few umbrella groups that covers all forms of additional need or long-term illness and provides its support in response to individual requirements. We named ourselves the Áirc as it's the Irish for Ark and on an ark, everyone is represented and taken care of, we leave no child behind.  This means that support can be given emotionally, educationally, socially, or in the form of advocacy or representation.  

It takes a village to raise a child and even more so when it comes to living with a disability. It can be a lonely and isolating place living with disability but it doesn’t have to be, ÁIRC provide a community of support by parents who get the struggles and whom also provide tangible services where there are none available for these beautiful children and their families.

Past activities include the provision of emergency respite, family fun days, workshops for parents, equipment and therapy subsidies, inclusive and accessible children's parties, information fairs, first aid for carers and much more. 
The group also works with others involved in the fields of disability and community to raise awareness and improve the quality of lives of children with disabilities and their families at both a local and national level.  
As a self-funded organisation, the group is constantly creating fun and innovative fundraising methods and events, but they cannot stress enough the importance that our community plays in supporting them.  
The committee is made up of the family and friends of children and young adults with additional needs, so all their funding is directed exactly where it needs to go. As its 100% voluntary, all funds are spent in a way that will directly impact the lives of families with additional needs in the midlands.

Every donation is of huge importance to the group and will be spent in the local area on services that will directly improve the quality of lives of the families we support.