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£1,548raised of £2,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,548 to help ASPIeRATIONS (www.aspierations.org) continue to deliver a rounded suite of services to improve employment outcomes for autistic talent

    Somerset
    Funded on Friday, 23rd August 2019

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    ASPIeRATIONS' focus is to improve employment outcomes for autistic talent. We are lucky to work with some fantastic corporate organisations who share our perspective that there is more that needs to be done to help improve the shocking statistic that only 16% of autistic adults are in paid, full time employment. However, our support needs to do more and different things for the autistic community than can currently be funded by employer contributions alone.

    I will be cycling through the night from Bath to Exmouth on 17th August to raise funds for ASPIeRATIONS to help us to do more:

    - We need to support autistic talent, who, due to a lack of employer awareness of their difference, are struggling to achieve their potential in, or worse are retreating from, the labour market.

    - We need to proactively invest in creating selection tools and processes that create a level playing field for applicants who are already disadvantaged relative to those who are confident and gregarious.

    - We need to help autistic undergraduates understand what lies ahead as they migrate from a university culture that encourages narrow, deep thinking to a workplace that expects one to be at least average at everything.

    - We need to develop resources and content to help employers and applicants/employees to better understand autism, and how to improve the wellbeing of the autistic workforce.

    Sometimes, our priorities extend beyond the immediate projects our clients want us to deliver for them. Help us to invest some of our efforts where the autistic community would like us to, as well as where employers attention lies today.

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    • Nick Heckscher4 months ago
      Nick Heckscher

      Nick Heckscher

      4 months ago

      After 7h 25mins in the saddle, 167.5km, 3 rain showers (one torrential) and lots of cake, I arrived into Exmouth on Sunday morning.

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    • Nick Heckscher4 months ago
      Nick Heckscher

      Nick Heckscher

      4 months ago

      Thanks to all your generous help, we have exceeded our original target... as its the holiday season, we have raised our target. Donations are still possible beyond this evening's event. Nothing major to do today, other than eat lots and get to the start line for 10pm. Weather seems better than yesterday! Will share some pictures overnight on Twitter @nickhatwork and hopefully I'll link up some pictures and possibly even a video in the coming days

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    • Nick Heckscher4 months ago
      Nick Heckscher

      Nick Heckscher

      4 months ago

      So, the route is now published... https://www.strava.com/routes/21008663 Forecast looks like lots of rain during the day easing overnight, with a steady headwind... so should be suitably tough conditions for it! Final kit test is scheduled for after work tonight - riding 100km to Bristol with lights and luggage via Cheddar Gorge. Thanks for all support to date and to come! Nick

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    Page last updated on: 8/20/2019 09.24

    Supporters

    41

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 16, 2019

      Keep calm keep peddling

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 16, 2019

      Good Luck NickHope the weather holds!Best wishesDora

    • Will

      Will

      Aug 15, 2019

      Good luck Nick

    • Abuelita

      Abuelita

      Aug 13, 2019

      Best wishes for the ride and for the valuable work you do for the charity

      £100.00

    • Richard Elliot

      Richard Elliot

      Aug 13, 2019

      Fantastic effort Nick. You have done a phenomenal job already and Aspierations are indeed lucky to have you!!

      £30.00

    • Danielle Restivo

      Danielle Restivo

      Aug 12, 2019

      Have a great ride Nick!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2019

      Good luck Nick, and safe travels!

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    Nick Heckscher

    Nick Heckscher

    Somerset

    I lead sales and operations at ASPIeRATIONS, a Community Interest Company. Most of my work focuses on helping employers to design roles appropriately, adapt recruitment processes and better understand autism in the workplace

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