Sophie Walker


Ambitious about Autism
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding and influence policy. We exist to enable children with autism to learn, thrive and achieve. Through TreeHouse School we provide specialist education. Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.
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My daughter is clever, funny, beautiful and brave.

My daughter also has Asperger's Syndrome.

For years we fought to get support. It was a tough time. We both cried a lot.

Now we have the help we need. My daughter is happy and confident. She is making friends and starting to think about her future.

I am ambitious about autism. I am ambitious for my daughter. I believe that she will lead a happy and fulfilled life. But for too many young people with autism this is not the case. Too many young people with autism are still failing to receive the understanding and kindness that they need to thrive. This shouldn't still be happening.

So I am going to run the London Marathon 2014 for Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children with autism. I am going to take on one of the world's biggest and toughest races. It will require months of hard training, physical and mental endurance, in all weather, no matter what.

But it still won't be a patch on what many kids with autism go through every day of their lives.

So please, sponsor me to run the mighty VLM 2014. Every penny you donate will go to Ambitious About Autism. Its vision is to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism. Its mission is to help them to learn, thrive and achieve. 

I reckon that's worth running 26.2 miles for.

Thank you.


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15.04.14 Well done Sophie!


13.04.14 Well done superwoman :-) xx

13.04.14 WOW! Grace is lucky to have you on her side, nothing is impossible x

13.04.14 Had a feeling you may be running today. Run strong and enjoy.

12.04.14 Good luck, I've never met you but am so impressed by your strength and dedication and hugely grateful that you're raising money for such an amazing charity.

12.04.14 best leg forward Sophie. Thinking of you doing so much the best you can.

12.04.14 Hi lovely, whether you run or walk all of it or some of it be very proud of the message that you carry and the awareness that you will raise. Sending you big hugs and loaaaads of love xxxxx

12.04.14 Wishing you a great run Sophie! I'm volunteering in the area (wearing bright pink tabard) and will be on the Mall about 2ish, will look out for you.

12.04.14 For all your hard work. Enjoy it (but try not to hurt yourself)

12.04.14 She's going the distance... You're even madder than me. Get round in one piece and have a drink for me. I'll have to toast you in green tea.

12.04.14 Hi Soph, So sorry to hear about your knee. You've worked so hard for every penny of that pledged money - tomorrow's supposed to be the fun bit! THinking of you loads and lots of love, Mez xxxx

11.04.14 Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.

11.04.14 Good luck, Sophie, hope the knee holds up. lots of love from the three McMs XXX

11.04.14 Good luck Sophie love from Nicky, Neil & Sophie xx

08.04.14 Hi Sophie, have read your book and your blog! Don't worry about running on Sunday, walking is fine, your health is more important! My dd2 (3 1/2) is somewhere on the spectrum and we are going through the diagnostic process - I have started running too!


07.04.14 Dear Sophie DO NOT RUN on it please. You will end up damaging it for ever and never run again; I know how that feels. Just to help you with your walking around there's some more lolly on the way Love and hugs Jennie

07.04.14 Good luck!

04.04.14 Good Luck!

04.04.14 Good luck with the run Sophie, very well done for training so hard and for all the good things you do xxx

04.04.14 Great stuff - good luck and well done for raising so much for a great cause

04.04.14 Fantastic effort - well done Sophie

02.04.14 Good luck Sophie! The sponsorship is for the training alone!! Xxx

01.04.14 Good Luck Sophie. Hope training is going well.


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