Castlewellan mum completes 80-mile challenge for charity supporting he…




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A mum from Co Down has completed a challenge that she took part in to raise awareness on her son’s behalf.

Janine Laverty’s son Páuric, was born premature and has cerebral palsy, developmental delay and difficulties with his vision.

Despite these health problems, the four-year-old has surpassed in every possible way and is enjoying his time in a local mainstream school.

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The Laverty family, from Castlewellan, are now giving back to disability charity Sense, who helped them all with Páuric.

Sense sets in Northern Ireland have supported Páuric since he was an infant, providing meaningful interventions such as play therapy, music therapy and guide dog days which boosted his development.

Janine also credits Sense with providing some of her most precious family memories; sustain from the charity allowed her to take both her sons swimming at the same time, and the family have attended fun-filled Sense days out to places including Ark Open Farm, Armagh Planetarium and Jungle Northern Ireland.

She said: “Sense Northern Ireland have been at the chief of Páuric’s development and they have done an awful lot for us. Páuric has surpassed all of our expectations and now enjoys going to a mainstream pre-school – all the early interventions really paid off.

“I’ve wanted to be able to give back to Sense for a long time, but life has been so busy with all of Páuric’s appointments. With both my boys now in school I finally have time to get out and do something to sustain Sense.

“It’s fantastic that so many people have supported my challenge and learnt about Páuric. I hope that by sharing our story more parents who have children with additional needs will know about the sustain Sense can provide them.”

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Janine took part in ‘Run For’, a Sense event where participants challenge themselves to run or walk a distance of their choosing.

She finished her 80-mile target on February 28, completing her challenge with a seaside walk.

Family and friends rallied around Janine, joining her on walks and generously donating to Sense, adding to her total of over £1,000.

Sense Chief Executive Richard Kramer said: “We are very grateful that Janine has chosen to sustain Sense by taking on this challenge. Thanks to Janine’s fundraising, Sense will be able to sustain more people in Northern Ireland who have complicate disabilities to communicate and experience the world.”

To sponsor Janine, visit here.

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