Tom Desmond

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Fundraising for National Autistic Society
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Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023
National Autistic Society

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RCN 269425
We provide support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families


Hi, thanks for visiting my JustGiving page! This October, I’ll be running both the Cardiff and Bath Half Marathons, fundraising for the National Autistic Society.

When our son, Grayson, was diagnosed with Autism alongside some developmental challenges, we had so many questions, worries and misconceptions about what life would look like for him and our family.

In the time since diagnosis, Grayson has shown us the beautiful, unique and amazing way he sees the world - and has taught us more about love than we ever thought possible. But there are still challenges we, and other families face - The National Autistic Society does an incredible job in supporting families like ours and in raising awareness and understanding of autism, campaigning to improve misconceptions, and creating programmes to provide practical support to autistic people.

I’ve found running has given me the contemplative space in challenging moments, so this feels a fitting challenge to raise money for a cause now so close our hearts.

About the charity

National Autistic Society

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RCN 269425
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for autistic people. With your help, we can make it happen.

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