Wilne 10k is delighted to support Autism East Midlands as the official charity for 2019.
Autism is a complex, lifelong condition which affects the development of communication, social and life skills. It affects how individuals perceive the world and interact with others.
As a result autistic adults and children often feel misunderstood and socially-isolated. This can lead to a range of emotional and psychological issues, with roughly 50% of autistic people also suffer from anxiety or depression compared to the national average of roughly 16%. For these adults and children, the daily challenges they face can be overwhelming.
Autism East Midlands was founded in 1968 by a group of parents to support autistic individuals through these challenges and 50 years later is now the largest autism-specific charity in the East Midlands. The charity provides care and support to autistic adults and children, as well as their families with the belief that all autistic people should be able to live with dignity, choice and independence.
By supporting the work of the charity you will make a significant impact on their ability to support autistic individuals and their families, helping to run projects such as family support hubs, youth clubs, and respite services to enable autistic individuals to reach their potential and shine – so thank you.
If you would like to support our official charity for 2019, simply choose the option when you enter the race. If you have already entered the race but have now decided you would like to run for the charity, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch.
Autism East Midlands will have a stall in the race village on race day – please show your support by visiting the stall and making a donation, your help is very gratefully received.
You can also make a donation online – please click the button below. Thank you for your support.