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Clonskeagh teen Tom Ryan was delighted to receive the giant cheque from Jumpzone Trampoline Park

Clonskeagh teen Tom Ryan was delighted to receive the giant cheque from Jumpzone Trampoline Park

Clonskeagh teen Tom Ryan was delighted to receive the giant cheque from Jumpzone Trampoline Park

Volunteers were left jumping for joy after raising more than €8,000 for a charity specialising in activities for children and youngsters with autism.

Daniel O'Brien and Andrew Fox, from the Jumpzone Trampoline Park in Sandyford, South Dublin, were delighted after their team raised €8,800 for Open Spectrum.

They headed a team of young men and women who took part in a "monster relay" at the site in which they collectively ran 5,000km.

The charity, which is run by parents with children and teenagers on the autism spectrum, has had no means to raise funds for its services since the outbreak of the virus.

Cheque

Thanks to the staff at Jumpzone - which has been a faithful supporter of the charity since its inception in 2013 - children and teens can now continue to take part in a range of activities.

Clonskeagh teenager Tom Ryan was over the moon when he was presented with the giant cheque yesterday and said he was looking forward to being among the first to go trampolining again once Jumpzone reopens.