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Run a Year for the National Autistic Society

Fundraising for National Autistic Society

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National Autistic Society

We provide support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families

Charity Registration No. 269425

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Run a Year for the National Autistic Society

Following watching an inspirational movie (Run Fat Boy Run), I decided that it was the time in my life to actually try and raise a massive amount of money for a charity that means an awful lot to me and my family. I then thought if I was going to do one run, why not keep going and enter and organise as many runs in one year as I can. The organised events all began in October 2009.

Completed events

So far completed............

Over 300 miles in training……..78 miles in events

Sunday 11th October 2009 - The Royal Parks Half Marathon -13.1 miles in 2hrs 24mins

Sunday 18th October 2009Croydon 10K - 57mins

Saturday 24th October 2009 - Cops on the run....... Cardiac Arrest - 10k in 53mins

Sunday 21st February 2010 – Sussex Beacon Half Marathon - 13.1 miles in 2hrs 21mins

Sunday 7th March 2010 – Bath Half - 13.1 miles in 2hrs 15mins

Sunday 25th April 2010 – Virgin London Marathon - 26.2 miles in 5hrs 34mins

Planned future events

Awaiting confirmation of final runs, will update soon with details.......

Background

About 2 years ago Louise and I found out that our 5 yr old son James had Autism. For me this was a complete shock, and something I knew nothing about. We were suddenly thrown into trying to get the care he needs sorted and trying to work out his education. However we found help was at hand with the National Autistic Society who helped with courses and information, linking us with people who could help us. Now three years on, we are in the extremely luck position that James is in a fantastic school specifically geared up to help him. However there are currently many families not in the same lucky situation.

Autism effects 1 in 100 people and is a life long condition. This can be extremely scary to parents who suddenly face altering many things to meet their child’s needs. The National Autistic Society is a fantastic organisation offering help, support and information for parents, carers and the children themselves.

In conclusion, please help me raise over my £2500 target, either donate for every run, or just give once. Anything you can give would be fantastic.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Many thanks

Nick

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  • Royal Parks Half Marathon
  • James helping out with accident repair

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