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Walk for Autism Events

In light of the most recent UK and Scottish Governments’ official guidance around COVID-19, our Walk for Autism events have been postponed for 2020. 

Scottish Autism has released free resources to help autistic people and their families during these uncertain times. You can access these resources here: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Resources

Please check back later or follow our social media pages to keep up to date with the rescheduled events announcement. In the meantime please stay safe, take care of each other and we look forward to walking with you again soon. We are all in this together!

 

 

Archerfield Walled Garden will host the new Edinburgh & Lothians Walk for Autism 5k on their beautiful grounds this year. Come join in this magical new adventure… fairy trails, willow tepees and lot more fun awaits! Our family and dog friendly event has grown over the years and our gentle walks are specifically created to be accessible and fun, regardless of age and ability.

Around 1 in 100 people in Scotland are autistic which can impact on an individual's social communication, interaction, imagination and flexible thinking. It affects their ability to communicate, interact and process information. Subsequently social isolation is faced by autistic people, and their families, every day. 

Walk for Autism is an opportunity to meet other people who understand what it's like to have a child or a family member with autism, make new friends in a relaxed autism-friendly environment, and of course enjoy a beautiful walk in our gorgeous Scottish landscape! Join in with our brand new over-sized lawn games or just relax on a bean bag and enjoy the lovely weather.

Can’t attend one of our events this year? Why not organise your own DIY Walk for Autism event like Heather did last year. The Walk for Autism Isle of Gigha raised over £135 for Scottish Autism – well done Heather!

Don’t miss out - request your DIY Walk for Autism fundraising pack here now!

Registration will be available for the below events once dates have been confirmed!
 

Where: Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
When: Date for 2020 TBC
Please arrive from 1:30pm for a 2pm start time.
This event is expected to run until 4pm.
Who: All ages and abilities welcome, a family and dog friendly sponsored walk.
Swag: Adult/child t-shirt/toddler t-shirt transfer and finishers’ medal.

Recommended Family/Group Sponsorship Target: £50
Tickets: £10 per adult/ £2.50 per child (under 5’s go free)


Glasgow 5k

Where: Pollok Park, Glasgow
When: Date for 2020 TBC
Please arrive from 1:30pm for a 2pm start time.
This event is expected to run until 4pm.
Who: All ages and abilities welcome, a family and dog friendly sponsored walk.
Swag: Adult/child t-shirt/toddler t-shirt transfer and finishers’ medal.
Recommended Family/Group Sponsorship Target: £50
Tickets: £10 per adult/ £2.50 per child (under 5’s go free)


Fife 5k

Where: Lochore Meadows, Fife
When: Date for 2020 TBC
Please arrive from 1:30pm for a 2pm start time.
This event is expected to run until 4pm.
Who: All ages and abilities welcome, a family and dog friendly
sponsored walk.
Swag: Adult/child t-shirt/toddler t-shirt transfer and finishers’ medal.
Recommended Family/Group Sponsorship Target: £50
Tickets:  £10 per adult/ £2.50 per child (under 5’s go free)

For more info: Email us at fundraising@scottishautism.org or call 01259 720 044

 

Wallace Wanders 

Get one of our new Wallace Wanders packs - a toolkit for teachers to create a fun way of engaging pupils in a fundraising walk for Scottish Autism.  

The pack includes an introduction to Scottish Autism and offers suggestions on ways to get the whole school involved in walking for autism. By taking on a Wallace Wanders event, this will promote exercise amongst pupils and gives the opportunity to introduce relevant discussions in the classroom.

Not only this but it will encourage children to participate in fundraising for a great cause, while making it an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved.

 

If you would like to be sent a free information pack, please email fundraising@scottishautism.org or call 01259 720044.

What’s next? - Once your school has registered to take part in Wallace Wanders, we will send you a selection of goodies including stickers and a Wallace badge, along with some downloadable resources to make your fundraising journey as effortless as possible!