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£4,166raised of £8,000 target by 94 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,166 to Support Beat Autism

    Melrose, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 19th August 2018

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    Members of the SSE Engineering Centre are raising money for Beat Autism by walking St Cuthbert's Way.

    The Charity:

    Beat Autism is Wakefield based charity (reg. charity no - 1167456) that offers support and advice to carers of anyone who is diagnosed with Autism or awaiting assessment. They provide two weekly, free, parent support groups, fortnightly soft play sessions and several other monthly sessions.

    On top of this, they offer speech and language therapy and access to an occupational therapist.

    Currently, Beat Autism are working with over 100 families and hope to increase this number. Your support will help them to grow their charity by purchasing new equipment, allowing for the continuing employment of healthcare professionals and expanding their support sessions.

    One of our colleagues relies on Beat Autism's services and had this to say:

    "As a family, we have found society hard to understand our son's needs and autistic behaviours, however Beat Autism have provided much needed trips and groups where our son is always accepted by those around him. It has been invaluable to talk to and seek advice from other parents who also go through similar issues. It’s our community, where we support and learn from each other. They have also guided us through healthcare and educational problems and without them we would feel lost. Please get behind this amazing charity – Meg & James Hough and our autistic son, Jacob."

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    The Challenge:

    We will be walking St Cuthbert's Way, a long-distance route through the borders from Melrose to Lindisfarne. The total distance is 101km and we are aiming to complete the entire route in one go, in 26-30 hours!

    This will be a difficult undertaking and, as well as the distance, we'll have to contend with hilly sections through national parks, fatigue and night-time navigation. However, it is for a great cause and we hope that you'll all support Beat Autism.



    • Matthew MacDonald4 months ago
      Matthew MacDonald

      Matthew MacDonald

      4 months ago

      Hello everyone. This page will be closing at the end of the week and I want to take the opportunity to thank you all, on behalf of the team, for your kind donations. In total we have raised over £6700 for Beat Autism, this should help them to continue to fund the services they offer, as well as hopefully expand them. The funds will be transferred to the charity by the end of the week and there will be an official team visit there in September, which'll hopefully be recorded on Beat Autism's Facebook page.

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    • Matthew MacDonald6 months ago
      Matthew MacDonald

      Matthew MacDonald

      6 months ago

      Hello Everyone. We completed the St Cuthbert's Way walk last week - 102km in 27 hours, finishing in time to make it across the causeway to Lindisfarne before the tide came in! An extremely tough challenge featuring a lot of knee, hip and foot pain! On behalf of the entire team and Beat Autism I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us so far, we really appreciate it! More updates will follow once we have a final total :)

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    Page last updated on: 8/16/2018 9:55 AM



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    • Katy Burke

      Katy Burke

      Jul 6, 2018

      Well done on completing another challenge, you should all be very proud :-)


    • Francesca Dickinson

      Francesca Dickinson

      Jul 1, 2018

      Well done Sarah and Team!!


    • Richard Walton

      Richard Walton

      Jun 27, 2018

      Well done troops for completing it.

    • Brian & Christine Palmer

      Brian & Christine Palmer

      Jun 26, 2018


    • Stephen Guest

      Stephen Guest

      Jun 25, 2018

      Well done to all. Especially the finishers!


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