Laois athlete, Alison Honner will host a table quiz this weekend in aid of the dialysis and transplant games, which she will take part in later this summer.
Alison, who has had two transplants and is currently on ten hours of dialysis a day, while she awaits her third transplant, is hoping to travel to the games which will be held in Croatia in August.
She will take part in the badminton and bowling competitions. Alison has been training hard at home, and attends a training centre in Dublin once a month where her progress is monitored.
Each athelete needs to raise €2,000 and Alison hopes the table quiz, bag packing and a recent Macra na Feirme barbecue will be enough to raise the vital funds.
Alison, who lives in the Pike-of-Rushall, is looking forward to travelling to the games, having been forced to take a year out of college while she waits for the transplant.
“It will be good fun and a great experience. It’s also great to be able to travel, as it’s normally something I’d be able to do with the machines and everything.”
Alison was forced to take defer her second year in college, as being a full time student and being on dialysis for 10 hours a day was too much for her. She hopes the her third operation will happen soon and she will be able to get back on track with her media studies course in Ballyfermot College.
The table quiz will take place in Delaney’s in Portlaoise, this Friday night.