Gardaí team kick off in support of local child
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.