Friday, 29 November 2013
Fund Razor for Loffa FC
Shave it Off!
Tonight I am having my hairy face returned to what constitutes 'normal' in my world.
I have been growing facial hair for the month in order to raise some funds for LOFFA FC, the sporting arm of LOFFA (Laois Offaly Families for Autism).
In LOFFA parents of autistic children get together to provide valuable support through subsidised services, information sharing, mutual support and lobbying (although that's not all they do).
The football club has sprung from this, growing over the past few years from a Sunday kick about for fathers and friends to a fully fledged club playing league football since August this year. We have even won a couple of matches.
For someone slightly past their prime it has helped turn back some of the effects of age and lack of exercise. It has helped a couple of stone to leave me and is a valuable aid in my ongoing efforts to keep depression at bay. They even let me play every now and then. It's great fun.
Money raised will help go towards replacement kit and other costs of running the club as well as towards players who lose income through injury etc.
All donations gratefully received, big or small. Thanks for reading. If you're in the area why not come along.
(I will cover all Paypal costs!)
Posted by Séamus Duggan at 12:39