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Weʼre raising £250 to donate to the specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder unit that my sister teaches at in Camelon.

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I am running the Stirling marathon 2019 to raise funds for the specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder unit that my sister teaches at in Camelon.

The unit opened in August 2018 to provde full time education to 6 children with ASD. The boys have settled in well thanks to the hard work of all the staff. However, funding is extremely tight and the outdoor space is much in need of development, in order to fully meet the childrens’ sensory needs. In August 2019 the number of children using the unit will double. As we are all aware there have been major cuts in funding across schools within Falkirk council, hence the need for fundraising efforts.

Last year I ran the Stirling marathon and fundraised for the Glasgow Childrens’ Hospital. I wasn’t originally intending to fundraise this time around, however when my sister suggested i fundraise for her kids at the ASD unit I could not say no. I have been a support worker for the past 14 years and throughout my career have supported several adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. When these adults were children they did not have access to a specialist unit to meet their educational needs, there used to be no such resources. I definitely seen the consequences of the people I supported with ASD often feeling totally excluded from society, and the detrimental effects this had on their mental health and quality of life. This matter is therefore very close to my heart and it gives me hope that there is now more support and opportunities in place for children with ASD. However, funding is still sadly lacking (as it is across the board in all sectors).

I would love to try ro assist the ASD unit to reach their full potential by helping to fundraise for them. Thankyou for taking the time to read this and I greatly appreciate any support you can give.

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  • Ashley Cooper24 days ago
    Ashley Cooper

    Ashley Cooper

    24 days ago

    Thanks for all the donations so far, overwhelmed by your support for the children my sister teaches. ❤️💛💚 The run thankfully went very well despite my cold, and seeing all your generous donations makes it all worthwhile.

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  • Ashley Cooper25 days ago
    Ashley Cooper

    Ashley Cooper

    25 days ago

    On my way! Feet don’t fail me now! Thanks for all your support so far, it is very much appreciated. Have a very happy Sunday ❤️💛💚

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Page last updated on: 4/29/2019 21.49

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  • Lynn Cochrane

    Lynn Cochrane

    Apr 29, 2019

    Well done Ashley !!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 29, 2019

    Helen and Arthur Stewart ❤️💛💚

    £10.00

  • Elspeth Cooper

    Elspeth Cooper

    Apr 29, 2019

    Great effort Ashley, very well done!! X

    £20.00

  • Evelyn

    Evelyn

    Apr 28, 2019

    Brilliant run Ashley for a great cause 👍🏻

    £15.00

  • Kira Davidson

    Kira Davidson

    Apr 28, 2019

    So proud, lots of love Sam, Kira and Millie xx

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 28, 2019

    A great cause! Well done you xxx

    £10.00

  • Sandy Mair

    Sandy Mair

    Apr 28, 2019

    Good Luck Ashley!

    £20.00

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