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    Weʼve raised £1,277 to To help Team United raise funds to continue a new pathway of support for young people with autism to engage in sport and physical activity.

    West Lothian
    Funded on Monday, 30th October 2017

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    Story

    19th July 2012 was the date our handsome Charlie boy was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and sensory sensitivity at 7 years old.

    As the specialist began to explain what the diagnosis meant for Charlie one question I always remember being asked was "is there anything Charlie is interested in?" My husband replied "football". "Well he can certainly play football I'm sure but given his diagnosis and sensory issues you need to know he'll never become a footballer and be able to play as part of a team or in a group setting"
    At 7 years old I never expected Charlie to be a world famous professional footballer but I did object that the opportunity to be a footballer was dismissed because of his autism.
    However as time went on it heartbreakingly became more apparent the struggles he faced on the football field due to the sensory, communicating and processing side of it all, however it didn't affect his ability as a footballer.
    As a family and part of the local grassroots community we were at a total loss how best to support Charlie and maybe had to accept that the specialist was in fact right. It also highlighted the lack of resources and training available to coaches who coach in their own time to help support kids with autism. We couldn't give up though as football was a massive part of Charlie's life.
    Team United came at a time when Charlie's confidence was at rock bottom. The Team United programme showed Charlie that he wasn't alone and began to actually enjoy playing football. It has also gave him the confidence and belief that anything is possible and that his Aspergers will not stop him achieving his goals in life.
    Team United encourages, promotes and supports children & adolescents with Aspergers, autism & ASD in Scotland to play organised football to develop & flourish as a player.
    I'm raising money for Team United because I truly believe if it wasn't for sport and the football community he has grown up around Charlie Fry wouldn't be the boy he is today.

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    • Rachel Fry10 months ago
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      10 months ago

      So the 26 mile Edinburgh Kiltwalk has been completed & my feet only now recovering. It was such a great day & an amazing experience shared with a great bunch of ladies and all the money raised so far for Team United and raising awareness of Autism and sport, the pain was so worth it and what kept me going. To everyone that has donated so far I thank you along with Lee, Charlie and Ruby from the bottom of our hearts as we want to be able to support Charlie and others the best way we can to focus on what they can do instead of what they cannot.

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    Page last updated on: 10/31/2017 11:21 AM

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    54

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      Oct 29, 2017

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      Oct 27, 2017

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      Oct 27, 2017

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      Oct 19, 2017

      Stella and Dot Team United Trunk Show

      £192.00

    • Paula Keith

      Paula Keith

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done Rachel! You done amazing, all for a great cause. Xx

      £20.00

    • Tracey McLaren

      Tracey McLaren

      Sep 20, 2017

      Well done Karen and team, amazing achievement x

      £20.00

    • Grazina

      Grazina

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck. Love what you are doing my little friend x

      £10.00

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    Rachel Fry

    Rachel Fry

    West Lothian

    My name is Rachel and I will be doing the Kiltwalk walking 26 miles around Edinburgh on Sunday 17th September 2017 with the Kiltwalk Warriors to raise money for Team United and raise awareness of autism in sport for my son Charlie and all affected by autism.

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