Weʼve raised £260 to Autism on the Water
- Funded on Saturday, 23rd September 2017
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My name is Murray MacDonald, I am 25 and have autism. Last year I started up a new campaign called Autism on the Water, an awareness campaign to raise awareness of autism through yacht racing and sailing in general and encourage people on the spectrum to discover the benefits of the sport. I have been sailing for over 12 years full time and on and off when I was a child having a come from a strong sailing family.
Since I started AOTW last year, I have been flabbergasted at the amazing following through Facebook, we have done so much throughout the year such as raising awareness at various events on the water around Scotland which included having a full autistic team at the Hunter 707 UK National Championships. We have also hosted a special autism sailing day where we invited people on the spectrum to come and try sailing, have a watch of our video below.
I have been looking at different ways to fundraise for the campaign and so I have decided to take part in the Pedal for Scotland Ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh to help raise money for Autism on the Water. I started this campaign because as a autistic person I have always struggled with social skills, confidence skills and problem solving skills. Sailing has given me these three very difficult talents and starting this campaign has helped me give something back to others.
If you can help us fulfill some of our exciting projects we have planned for next year, you are helping me embrace the difference as we sail!
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Sep 11, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
Great cause Muzza!
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 9, 2017
Well done 🚴🏼🚴🏼🚴🏼 Love from The Batchelor's xx
Gordon and Alison
Sep 5, 2017
Well done Murray. Good for you. Life is tough but worth living. Keep ploughing on. You are an inspiration to us all.
Julie & Pete Caldwell
Sep 4, 2017
Fab effort as always Murray - so proud of you! See you soon with more wrist bands!! xxx
Sep 2, 2017
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