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09 Dec 2021

Hairdressers complete skydive challenge for Laois Offaly autism charity

Hairdressers complete skydive challenge for Laois Offaly autism charity

After a month of waiting for the right weather, two Laois hairdressers and the mother of a little boy with autism have managed to complete their brave skydive for Laois Offaly Families For Autism.

Darren Farrell, Laura Fogarty and Larina Kennelly jumped out of a plan in tandem parachute dives on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday, October 25.

They did it to raise money for Laois Offaly Families for Autism, a locally run volunteer registered charity who support families across both counties.

So far they have raised an incredible €4,200.

Darren from the Hair House in Rathdowney gave an adrenaline filled update after his dive.

"We did it. I'm so proud of us. What an absolute unreal experience.honestly it was the best thing I have ever done. Ticked off the bucket list. The adrenaline rush in that plane going up. wow. It's so so peaceful soaring down. My instructor was brilliant, let me steer us down part of it and doing a few things while in the sky....and I'm sure the girls are saying the same. We are leaving the go fund me up for another couple of days so if you haven't donated or can spare a few coins we would be so grateful. At the end of all of this its for an amazing charity LOFFA.. every cent matters and we thank you all so so so much for the support so far and getting us to the amount we have at present," he said.

See link to fundraiser below. 

The charity has thanked them for their hair-raising challenge.

"Huge thanks to Darren, Larina & Laura for “Jumping for LOFFA” this morning ❤️
These guys have raised €4,150 so far with monies still coming in, this money will help so many kids & young adults receive the therapies they are in need of, we can’t thank these guys enough"

See the Jump for LOFFA fundraiser here. 

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