Gardaí team kick off in sup­port of lo­cal child

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

GAR­DAI from Wick­low town and Bray joined forces to play in a char­ity soc­cer game in aid of Autism.

The op­po­nents on Fri­day night at White­gates, Wick­low town, were the Mon­day night soc­cer group, which many a Wick­low Garda has played along­side down through the years.

The aim of this match was to raise funds for a lo­cal boy in the com­mu­nity who has Autism. This young­ster is in need a ser­vice dog, spe­cially trained for autis­tic chil­dren, to pro­vide him with a bet­ter qual­ity of life.

The cost of train­ing such a dog is €10,000, €5,000 of which has to be paid over by the fam­ily of the young boy.

The match was played in great spir­its and the fam­ily of the young boy, who were in at­ten­dance, en­joyed the evening’s en­ter­tain­ment im­mensely.

Many mem­bers of Wick­low and Bray Garda Sta­tion made a mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tion, in­clud­ing those who didn’t par­tic­i­pate. Their com­bined ef­forts helped to raise up­wards of €750. To cap the evening off, the Garda team ran away with a high-scor­ing 9-5 win.

The team made up of mem­bers of the Mon­day night soc­cer group.

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