Students and staff members from The Hub at our College have raised more than £1,313 to support autistic people in the UK after recently completing the ‘Walk for Autism’ virtual challenge.
The fundraisers racked up more than 560,000 steps, or around 265 miles, in just eight days, receiving recognition from the charity for their efforts.
‘Team Hub’ participant, Emma West, smashed their fundraising target and gained attention from the Walk for Autism team for their daily vlogs. Upon completing the challenge, Emma commented: “Walk for Autism through this week has been fun, energetic, tough at times, and tiring. Sometimes, I did lose motivation, but I had a walking buddy who pushed me through it and I’m glad she did!
“I’ve loved every day and I vlogged every day. It’s for such a great cause and I’m happy with what I have achieved.”
The money raised will help to provide services and opportunities to enable autistic people to thrive, from funding community resources centres and homes offering supported living, to work placement opportunities and specialist support.
More information about Walk for Autism can be found on their website.