Ianthe Hind from Edinburgh is halfway through her huge personal challenge of taking part
in 12 organised runs in 12 months to raise money for Scottish Autism.
She kicked off with the Edinburgh Meadows Marathon in March 2012 and will finish with the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run on 6 October. The latest was The Race for Life 10k in Edinburgh in June which was the best so far with a time of 62 minutes.
Ianthe’s ten year old nephew has autism, and she witnesses the daily struggle his mother
and father go through in order to give him as fulfilling a life as possible.
Ianthe said, “My brother and sister-in-law do an amazing job raising Cole, but if it weren’t for the support of Scottish Autism things would be so much tougher. I witness the great work
Scottish Autism does, and thought that by challenging myself to completing 12 runs in 12months it might inspire people to donate money to this great cause. I found the first run really hard, but focused on Cole and managed to run the whole way which I am very proud of.”
To boost Ianthe on in her ambitious challenge, please visit www.justgiving.com/ianthes12in12
Carolyne Nurse, fundraising manager at Scottish Autism said, “The huge efforts of people like Ianthe, will help Scottish Autism fulfil its ambition to reach everyone living with autism in Scotland. Calls to our advice team doubled in 2011 and we are now developing our unique parent support programme so it can be accessed online in the future.”
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