Huge interest in this Saturday's 'A Day for Edel' event in memory of Kildare mum Edel Slicker (nee Delaney)

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Huge interest in this Saturday's 'A Day for Edel' event in memory of Kildare mum Edel Slicker (nee Delaney)

The late Edel Slicker (nee Delaney)

There is a very special sport and social event on the horizon.

A Day for Edel is hosting its second annual fundraiser on September 7, with all proceeds going to Sensational Kids.

This’ is a charity event hosted in honour of Newbridge mum Edel Slicker (nee Delaney) a hugely popular young mum of two who passed away in October 2017.

This year, the event is raising funds for an incredible local organisation, Sensational Kids, a social enterprise set up to provide affordable therapy services for children of all abilities.

As a not for profit organisation, they are dedicated to helping children reach their maximum potential through providing clinical services at as low a cost as possible.

Sensational Kids founder Karen Leigh, started out with a dream to make early intervention services such as speech and language therapy and occupational therapy affordable and accessible for children with additional needs.

Today Sensational Kids is an innovative, award winning social enterprise that has positively impacted the lives of over 5,700 children with additional needs throughout Ireland, saving their families over €1.3 million in therapy fees.

A Day for Edel promises to be an action packed day filled with lots of sports and fun for all the family. There’s going to be a 5K, 10K, and a half marathon as well as a 3k buggy push (free entry).

The half marathon is due to start at 10.30am from the The Rugby Club, (DFTC Pavillion) Lead cars and drivers are being provided by Crossings Toyota Naas on the Sallins Road who have staff volunteering and to helping out with event preparations.

The 5K (which is open to both runners and walkers) and 10K races start 11 am and all the races are Chip timed by JustRuns Events.

There will also be a DJ, free hot food, tea, coffee and deserts for all participants.

All participants will receive a medal and there will be prizes for the winners of each race as well as spot prizes for the kids. 

Brian from Fitness4Life will provide a warm up and continue with fun aerobic sessions for the children throughout the duration of the race. The event promises not to disappoint with water and fueling stations and treats along the race route, a DJ, face painting, and hot post-race food.

Later that night, there will be a DJ, raffle and auction at the Military Police Mess from 7.30pm.

Registration takes place online at: www.runireland.com/events/a-day-for-edel-2nd-edition/ and the entry fee is €20.