Amira's Charity Road Run and auction raises an incredible €31,000 for the Carlow toddler

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The cheque presentation on Saturday night

Amira's Charity Road Run and auction has raised over €31,000 for the Carlow toddler.

Amira Rauf has been in Temple Street Children's Hospital in recovery after a car accident last November left the little one paralysed from her chest down. 

The crash occurred on November 6 on the N80 Portlaoise to Carlow road close to Simmon's Mill Cross between Stradbally and Arles. A man in his 40s was fatally injured in the crash. 

The local community in Ballinabranna has rallied around the family with fundraisers to help them meet the costs of Amira's treatment. 

On the Amira's Charity Road Run Facebook page on Monday, organisers described the events as a "great success".

"We would like to thank all who attended the auction and run and who sold tickets, bought tickets, made donations and gave spot prizes.

"The cheque was presented Saturday night for €31,188."

"Thanks again to all for being part of a memorable day for a very special little girl who touches all our hearts, Amira."