Limerick blogger takes on Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPT

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Emma Lou Harris

Limerick parenting blogger and writer Emma Lou Harris is this year taking on the Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.

ADAPT is an official charity partner of the Great Limerick Run 2018, and the charity is asking people to join them for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon or 6 Mile event on 6 May.

“A group of ADAPT staff and supporters will be walking the 6 Miles, and we are asking others to join us to raise awareness of the charity,” said ADAPT’s Lorraine Gallagher.

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‘Hope for survivors’

Meanwhile, local blogger and writer Emma Lou Harris will be running the Half Marathon for ADAPT.

“I ran last year’s race for myself, for my own mental health and to prove to myself that I had to power to get through anything, no matter how challenging,” said Emma Lou.

“This year, after hearing the stories of women who confided their own troubles in me, I realised just how common a problem domestic violence really is and how many women are experiencing it. I thought about the women who are still doubting their own abilities to get through this time in their life, women who might not yet have hope, and I wanted to carry that hope for them. Even if it is just for 21 kilometres.”

ADAPT provides supports to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick City and County. In 2016, ADAPT supported over 1,000 women and children affected by domestic abuse.

To sign up and claim your Great Limerick Run discount code, email Lorraine at [email protected] ie or call 061-412354.

For more information on ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, see www.adaptservices.ie

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