Aaron Rydqvist

Fighting For Angels - Empowering Lives through Ultra MMA

Fundraising for Autism Angels
raised of £500 target
by 5 supporters
Event: Ultra MMA Watford 20th July 2024, on 20 July 2024 Start fundraising for this event
In memory of Kacie Bennett
Autism Angels

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We raise funds for families in crisis to enable them to transform their lives.


Hey guys,

I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. I'm reaching out to share a personal journey that has fueled my decision to step into the cage for a cause close to my heart – Autism Angels.

On July 20th, I will be participating in one of the Ultra MMA charity event's, not just as a fighter, but as a representative for those who face unique challenges every day due to autism. This journey is more than just a physical test, it's a mission to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with autism, inspired by the incredible strength of my cousin, who navigates the world with gracefulness despite the hurdles she encounters.

Growing up alongside my cousin, I have witnessed the misconceptions and judgment society often places on those with autism. From constant bullying, insensitive remarks, to the unkind stares, she has faced adversity with resilience, teaching me the true meaning of courage and acceptance. It is her lionhearted spirit that motivates me to use this platform to raise awareness, not only for her but for every child dealing with autism.

Autism Angels, our chosen charity, occupies a special place in our heart. They tirelessly support children with autism, extending their benevolent hand to families facing unique challenges. Beyond offering educational resources and creating inclusive spaces, Autism Angels recognises that autism affects not only the children but also their families. The journey of parenting a child with autism can be draining, leaving parents feeling lost. Autism Angels serves as a sanctuary, offering a safe space where anyone touched by autism, including parents, can find support and solace.

The ethos of Autism Angels, invites individuals to reconnect with nature, providing opportunities for new adventures and discoveries. By allowing the environment to work its wonders, one can experience a transformative renewal. In addition to this, Autism Angels integrates innovative approaches, such as working with horses to create 'real-life' scenarios that facilitate learning and growth. 

Autism Angels makes a profound impact on the lives of those often misunderstood. You can find more information about Autism Angels at their website https://www.autismangels.co.uk/

Autism isn't a limitation; it's a unique perspective on the world. Children with autism see, feel, and experience things in their own beautiful way. Yet, the lack of awareness can lead to judgments and misunderstandings. I believe that education is the key to fostering compassion and understanding. By supporting Autism Angels, we can contribute to a world that embraces differences and celebrates the beauty of being 'different'.

Your generosity can make a real difference. Every donation, no matter the size, goes towards creating a brighter future for children with autism. Your support will help Autism Angels continue their invaluable work, providing essential resources and creating a more inclusive society.

I humbly ask for your support on this journey. Together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of children with autism and pave the way for a more compassionate and understanding world.

Thank you for being a part of this mission and for joining me in the fight for Autism Angels.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Aaron & Kacie

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About the charity

Autism Angels

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Autism Angels works with horses to connect and empower children on the autism spectrum and as well as those with other additional needs including vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds. We work closely with the whole family and school creating a joined-up approach for everyone. We provide training and support to parents, siblings and teachers as well as teach businesses to be more inclusive of, and accessible to, those with additional needs.

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