Imad Nabli

Imad Nabli

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi![/p][p]This fundraising is for an important cause, very close to my heart. [/p][p]Many of you know that I am involved in raising awareness of Neurodiversity in bp and externally. My passion stems from my special son, [b]Adam[/b]. He has been diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. He is now 8 years old. He drives my advocacy efforts in multiple settings. Adam has complex needs, with additional ADHD and OCD, and every day he needs to find strength and resilience to go on and find his way in this world, with parental guidance and various therapists' advices.[img][/img][/p][p] [/p][p]Raising a child with special needs is very challenging. It affects the family wellbeing. I found a new love for running, and since starting this February, I have not stopped. I wanted to push myself whilst raising awareness and, crucially money, for autism research. So I will be running at the [url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113398956%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=wrVxXsU2dh0fMOeDrJkVC%2BkVDp%2BxU0xlS8J7F4qqzl4%3D&reserved=0]London Marathon[/url] event very soon, on the 3rd of October (!), proudly raising funds for the UK charity [url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autistica.org.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113398956%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ZmR9LlkL350PX0mSpAFiLaOU0GxjkiCULmQwMqnrCms%3D&reserved=0]Autistica[/url]. I ran successfully [url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebighalf.co.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113408951%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=dcMohCInm7aLCAPCxRJkWiAfDebxXKrRetsSRuT%2FtbA%3D&reserved=0]the Big Half[/url] on the 22nd of August, and I continue to ramp up to the big race.[/p][p] [/p][p]I would be extremely grateful if you could sponsor me by helping me reach my fundraising target of £3,000 for Autistica. No donation is too small, every penny will go to much needed research and help for autistic individuals and their families. More details below. I intend to use bp matching to double up the donations. Also, if you are a uk tax payer, please don’t forget to tick the GiftAid box to add 20% on top your donation at no cost to you.[/p][p]Thank you ever so much!![/p][p]Imad [/p][p] [b]What is Autism?[/b][/p][p] [/p][p]Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disabilities. The disorder refers to a wide range of conditions characterised by challenges with repetitive behaviours, non-verbal communication, social skills, and speech.[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p][b]Who are Autistica?[/b][/p][p] [/p][p]They are the UK’s national autism research charity. They focus on giving autistic people the opportunity to live long, happy, healthy lives. They do this by funding research, shaping policy and working with autistic people to understand their needs. With your help they can make more of a difference.[/p][p] [/p][p]Autistica recognises that every autistic person is different since autism comes with both strengths and challenges.[/p][p] [/p][p]But there’s lots we don’t know.[/p][p] [/p][p]Research is the best way to improve understanding, find new ways to support people and families, and change lives for the better.[/p][p] [/p][p]Autistica are making more of a difference by[/p][p]· Funding, shaping and growing research across the UK[/p][p]· Developing new therapies[/p][p]· Campaigning for better services and shaping national policy[/p][p]· Sharing evidence-based tools, resources and information[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p][b]Why does it matter?[/b][/p][p] About 1 percent of the world population has Autism Spectrum Disorder. [/p][p] ([url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fncbddd%2Fautism%2Fdata.html&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113408951%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=iu2XSoIFHp5ZWwdIslw7andm8Ae%2BNSA5Rpg8Gx5x8gU%3D&reserved=0]CDC, 2014[/url])[/p][p] With 1 in 54 children diagnosed, Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability.[/p][p] ([url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autism-society.org%2Freleases%2Fcdc-releases-new-prevalence-rates-of-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorder%2F&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113418943%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nCNBntXrckMKiElshsBMTelMhe%2Fi4jcQPOtuzozUj7U%3D&reserved=0]CDC, 2020[/url])[/p][p] There are more than 700,000 autistic individuals in the UK [/p][p] (National Autistic Society, UK)[/p][p] [/p][p]Some staggering stats of the effects of autism when the person does not have the right care:[/p][p] [/p][p] Delays in diagnosis [gt] 1 year[/p][p] School exclusion 20%[/p][p] Poor mental health 30%[/p][p] Unemployment 85%[/p][p] Vulnerability 60%[/p][p] Suicidal thoughts 66%[/p][p] Plans/attempts 35%[/p][p] Reduced mortality 40 years old[/p][p] [/p][p][i]Source: The Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) [/i][/p][p][i]More Stats also in this [/i][url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autism.org.uk%2Fwhat-we-do%2Fnews%2Fnew-data-on-the-autism-employment-gap&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113418943%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=SWvHxCvR0COlox18XF1CnGox1Wm8jrlFbKCs419Gqvg%3D&reserved=0][i]latest National Autistic Society article [/i][/url][/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p][b]How will my donation be used?[/b][/p][p] [/p][p]Your contributions will specifically go to [url=https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autistica.org.uk%2Fget-involved%2Ftake-part-in-research&data=04%7C01%7CImad.Nabli%40uk.bp.com%7Cbc5e7b61dcc4450f755308d96eb81130%7Cea80952ea47642d4aaf45457852b0f7e%7C0%7C0%7C637662559113428942%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=aFzn%2BpJeoSQ9nSE04n0z9kMRKXVUTK1%2FeBk0nuCM08o%3D&reserved=0]the Autistica Network[/url].[/p][p] [/p][p]The Autistica Network brings together autistic people, families, professionals, researchers, and the wider autism community to do bigger and better research leading to longer, happier, healthier lives for autistic people and their families.[/p][p] [/p][p]The Autistica Network aims to:[/p][p] [/p][p]· focus research on what matters to autistic people[/p][p]· involve the community in research[/p][p]· make it easier to take part in research[/p][p]· help researchers to make real progress[/p][p][br][/p]

Awards

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Supporters


Nov 8, 2021

Samy Nabli

£15.00


Oct 7, 2021

Tim Shaw

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Guillaume

£30.00


Oct 7, 2021

Paloma

Congrats Imad!!!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Peter Ewah

Great effort and an important cause, well done 👍🏾

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2021

Colin Jameison

Not sure if I've already donated (lots of friends and colleagues ran this marathon and I've lost track!) but it is such a worthy cause, even if I had, it would still be worth it. Congratulations my friend. Well done.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 6, 2021

Anonymous

£30.00


Oct 5, 2021

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Ceire

Congratulations :):):)

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Becky Jones

Congratulations Imad, what an achievement!! Becky

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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