Parents of children in St Anne’s special needs school, Roscrea are pulling out all the stops to raise money for playground equipment.
The parents association are holding an 8km family cycle on September 27 to Monaincha and back. The next day is a tougher sportive cycle, with the option of 50km or 100km for serious cyclists, going over the challenging Wolftrapp and the Cut.
A monster raffle has as the top prize a shiny new Citroen car.
St Anne’s teaches boys and girls aged from 4 to 18, from Laois, Offaly and Tipperary, with moderate to profound learning disabilites. The school has a proud history of partaking Special Olympics, while also raising their sixth green flag this year.
Last January the parents association began fundraising to redevelop the playground to make it suitable for every pupil.
It will include a wheelchair swing, stationary bicycles, climbing frames and hideouts.
All are urged to get on their bikes and become involved.
“The generosity and goodwill of local businesses and volunteers will make this a phenomenal event. All money raised will go to developing the playground,” said organisers.
To help out call 087 7790268 or 087 7961116. To register for the cycles call Tim at 0876902812 or Pearse at 0872828981. Family cycle is €5pp or €10 per family. 50km and 100km cycle is €20pp.