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Walk for Autism Events

The Walk for Autism events are back. Sign up today!

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!

To book into a Walk for Autism event please choose a below location:

Edinburgh & Lothians 5k

Where: Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
When: Sunday 31st May 2020
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/toddle 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) - click here to register


Glasgow 5k

Where: Pollok Park, Glasgow
When: Sunday 7th June 2020
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/toddle 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) - click here to register


Fife 5k

Where: Lochore Meadows, Fife
When: Sunday 21st June 2020
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/toddle 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) - click here to register

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

 

Wallace Wanders 

This year, we are delighted to launch our new Wallace Wanders pack - 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!