Wearing mostly Red and Blue a large crowd gathered on Sunday last to take part in R n’ B for Autism a sponsored walk from Greenpark to Redbarn in aid of The Cork Association For Autism and Community Radio Youghal.
With facepainting provided by Jenna Bullard and Tricky Trev on Balloon making duties ,the atmosphere in Greenpark was electric as the walkers departed Greenpark at 3pm .
Despite a strong breeze , the weather was favourable on the day and spirits remained high among the walkers who kept the pace brisk aside from a few stragglers,
Upon reaching the halfway mark in Redbarn the walkers received Refreshments courtesy of Lidl in Youghal and Brookes Supervalu and although the walkers became more dispersed on the return journey the spirits and pace remained good throughout.
The organising committee from CRY and The CAA paid a special tribute to all those who took part and raised money for these two worthy causes and Sponsorship cards can be returned to the CRY offices in Catherine Street or in The offices The Cork Association for Autism,18 Cook Street, Cork.
In what is a first joint venture for the two organisations all money raised will go towards the cost of two new buildings which will safeguard the future and services of both organisations .
Firstly “The Cork Association for Autism (CAA) are currently fundraising to build a day service centre and residential cottages in Mogeely Co Cork – the CAA needs to raise €250,000 for this project to get off the ground”
The CAA is a charity that focuses on supporting adults with Autism and Asperger syndrome – the CAA supports each individual to live the very best life that they can lead with their disability – and the focus on the individual person at all times. Services that the CAA uses to support families are Respite, Residential Living, Home Support,Day Service, Outreach Programmes
These are the 5 key areas that the CAA believe and have the documented evidence that with autism specific supports, the Cork Association for Autism, changes lives – and the families lives that also support their adult child.
Meanwhile work is well under way on a major new Community resource for Youghal and the surrounding rural areas that being the development of new radio studios, together with office and training facilities at Nagle House which will be the new home of Community Radio Youghal
The station has well in excess of 100 people actively volunteering in several capacities. Community Radio Youghal is registered as an accredited training centre and began to roll out accredited training courses in the Summer of 2011 – at little or no cost to volunteers and at a moderate or zero cost for non-volunteers.
At Nagle House, the station will have two new fully functional and soundproofed studios for broadcasting and recording. The facility will also have a training room for the provision of accredited and non-accredited training courses. The station also serves as a valuable social outlet for more than 100 people who volunteer as researchers; presenters; contributors; reporters; answer the telephone and carry out many other functions and fundraising events such as these are essential in order to finance the move.