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Phil Packer

26 FOR NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY

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My story

<p>Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition. Without the right support it can have a profound and sometimes devastating effect on individuals and families. Autism is much more common than most people think. There are over half a million people with autism in the UK - that's 1 in 100. With over 18,440 members and 91 branches, the National Autistic Society provides a wide range of advice, information, support and specialist services to 100,000 people each year. A local charity with a national presence, they champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives. I will be walking the National Autistic Society mile with Robyn Steward.&nbsp; Robyn is 23 and she has Asperger syndrome. Robyn was severely bullied at her mainstream secondary school, which continued in the classroom. Employment has been particularly difficult for Robyn. She has worked in retail environments but found it so stressful due to a lack of understanding from employers that she wouldn&rsquo;t sleep and then couldn&rsquo;t cope at work. She&rsquo;s now happy being self employed and helping to train professionals and mentor young people with autism so they don&rsquo;t have to go through what happened to her. People presume she doesn&rsquo;t need any support because she&rsquo;s so verbally articulate but she struggles with a lot of different things on a daily basis and things get harder when she is anxious. Robyn also has a lot of sensory difficulties with noise, touch and her sight as many people with autism do, which can make the world a frightening place. Robyn and I hope to raise awareness of autism and hope you will donate to support many others with autism across the country.</p> <p>Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p>

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Apr 26, 2010

A Obasi

£1.00 plus £0.28 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

Thanks for doing this for such a brilliant cause

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

Good luck with your new venture, you are just amazing!

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2010

Anonymous

Thanks for including the NAS in your challenge...very best wishes to Phil and Robyn

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2010

Anonymous

£10.00

Apr 24, 2010

Anonymous

Good luck Phil. Its a very worthy cause

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2010

Anonymous

Our six year old son Ethan has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. If it wasn't for the N.A.S fantastic work we wouldn't of got the support he needs to attend his mainstream school. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. Best of luck.

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2010

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £28.21 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2010

Anonymous

£20.00