Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

ARK­LOW woman Ur­sula Hil­liard took part in a char­ity para­chute jump re­cently in aid of Epilepsy Ire­land, rais­ing €2,103 in the process.

The jump took place in Of­faly and Ur­sula was de­lighted to meet with Epilepsy Ire­land fundrais­ing man­ager Michael Carty to present the pro­ceeds.

Epilepsy Ire­land is the na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion sup­port­ing and rep­re­sent­ing peo­ple with epilepsy, their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

Es­tab­lished in 1966, the char­ity to­day pro­vides a wide range of sup­port and in­for­ma­tion ser- vices from head of­fice in Dublin and from nine lo­ca­tions around the coun­try. The char­ity also pro­vides train­ing pro­grammes for both health pro­fes­sion­als and for young adults with epilepsy; ac­tively works to im­prove pub­lic un­der­stand­ing of epilepsy and funds high qual­ity Ir­ish re­search into the con­di­tion.

Ur­sula ex­tends thanks to the many Ark­low busi­nesses who spon­sored her para­chute jump and to her two friends who brought her to the venue in Eden­derry to take part in the char­ity event.

Ur­sula Hil­liard pre­sents a cheque for over €2,100 to Epilepsy Ire­land Fundrais­ing Man­ager, Michael Carty, fol­low­ing her fundrais­ing para­chute jump.

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