Sophie Walker


National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for people affected by Autism. Over half a million people in the UK have autism. Together with their families they make up over two million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. Despite this, autism is still relatively unknown and misunderstood. Which means that many of these two million people get nothing like the level of help, support and understanding they need. Together, we are going to change this.
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Sophie Walker

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Hello and thank you for visiting my page.

I am running the Royal Parks half-marathon for my daughter Grace, who has Asperger Syndrome.

Grace was a sunny and affectionate baby but over the years I have watched her grow upset and anxious as she struggles to fit into a world whose rules she finds hard to understand. Every day my beautiful, brave girl hopes to find friendship and joy. Too often she encounters instead bullying and intolerance.  

I have spent years struggling to get a diagnosis and fighting for support. I have come across great kindness but more often I have been shocked by how little people know and understand about autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Running the Royal Parks is a way to raise awareness and funds so that Grace and children like her can blossom instead of wilt. I am running for the National Autistic Society to tell Grace’s story and to tell Grace I will not let her down. I am taking on a hard physical challenge, inspired by Grace's courage and grit.

I appreciate that this is a difficult climate in which to ask for funds. Every pound you can spare will make a difference. Every pound will counter indifference.

Recent donors

12.10.12 Well done, Sophie - sorry this is so little and so late!

09.10.12 With thanks to Helen for the copy of your book


06.10.12 Well done! Good luck x x

06.10.12 Good luck Sophie Much love Nic, Neil, Sophie & Nic' mum Irene

06.10.12 now you can run ....

06.10.12 Inspiring! Good Luck x

06.10.12 After the week we've had, it would be rude not to x x x


05.10.12 from one aspergers mommy blogger to another.

04.10.12 Hi Sophie, I will be with you in spirit my lovely and if you find my running legs there from last year please bring them home ;) Big hug, Karen x

01.10.12 Dear Sophie "every little helps" with writing and running I guess that's a lot of help!

01.10.12 Good luck Sophie!

01.10.12 Sister, you are wonderwoman. Run like the wind! xxx

29.09.12 Enjoy the moment I run as you do for the same reasons I

21.09.12 Run and enjoy, the word is spreading. You have done so much this far, the rest is a bonus. Well done! Val

20.09.12 See you on the starting line :)

28.08.12 Best of luck, Sophie! xx

19.08.12 Keep on running! Lots of love from a proud Mum and Dad X

17.08.12 It's a start!!! Run well, Sophie x


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Alison Sweeting
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