Hi guys! I don’t usually ask you guys for money or whatever, but this is an exception. Next week I’ll be running the Shelton Striders 10K (my very first official 10K), and I’ll be doing it to fundraise for the National Autistic Society.
It’s a cause very close to my heart, as my cousin is severely autistic and my aunt eventually had to go through the heartbreaking process of sending her to a residential home where she could be better cared for. She had to do this because it was getting too dangerous to have her at home where she couldn’t be properly catered too (she was growing up and it was hard to keep her under control when she was in one of her rages). This was a terrible experience for her and her other daughter - imagine having to send your child, who you love to bits, away from home.
I’ve seen firsthand the problems and stresses that raising an autistic child can bring to a family, and I want to help raise money for a cause that helps with caring for autistic people nationwide.
Therefore I’m asking for donations and sponsorship from you guys, my amazing followers. This is no selfish cause, it’s for a charity, and I hope that you can maybe spare a pound or two just to help out. I’m sure a few of you have autistic friends or relatives yourself, and you know what trials and tribulations it can bring.
Even if you can’t donate, it would be brilliant if you could reblog this so that others can see it!
Here is the link to my JustGiving page: