Charity road run in Fisherstown

The second annual Fisherstown Charity Road Run is approaching fast.

The second annual Fisherstown Charity Road Run is approaching fast.

Car, bike and tractor enthusiasts from around the county and beyond are gearing themselves up for this year’s event on Sunday March 4, which once again will raise much needed money for Laois Riding for the Disabled.

Ann and Tom Burke from Ballybrittas are again involved in organising the event, which last year raised €2,900, enough to buy a specially trained pony for severely disabled riders, and new equipment.

“Money is tight now, but we are hoping to match what we raised last year,” said Ann.

There are three separate routes for cars, motorbikes and tractors, which take a scenic route around Laois and Offaly. The routes start and end back at the Fisherman’s Inn, where refreshments will be served. Registration takes place from from 12 noon, and the run starts at 1.30pm sharp.

To ease the €20 entry fee, sponsorship cards are now available from Tom Burke, phone 087 2654001.

Laois Riding for the Disabled meet every Thursday morning at Stradbally Equestrian Centre to provide riding lessons for disabled adults and children. The money raised will be used for running costs, equipment and trips away for the club, a valuable service that provides both social enjoyment and physical exercise. Volunteers are always welcome.