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Show Your Glow
Support autistic people with our glow-rious 5K challenge.


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Show Your Glow

Join in this brand new virtual challenge and 'Show Your Glow!' as we shine a light of support across Scotland.

On Saturday 5th February, or any other date that month, head out to a local landmark or park for a 5K challenge of your choice. You can walk, run, cycle, hop, skip, dance…the list is endless.

There’s just one catch…we want you to do this sponsored challenge once the sun goes down and you can light your way with your glow sticks, light up toys, head torches, neon clothing, any luminous items you have that will show your glow!

Gather a clan or do this one solo and help to raise vital funds to support autistic people and their families across Scotland. Remember the brighter the better so glow get um and sign up today!

Sign up and make a real difference to the lives of autistic people and their loved ones across Scotland.


Fundraise and share your challenge with your friends by creating a Facebook Fundraiser. Check out our tips for creating your fundraiser in the blue box.


Share your fun-filled photos and videos on your social media accounts while taking part in Show Your Glow. Don't forget to tag @scottishautism and use the hashtag #showyourglow to let us see you shining your light of support.

Need inspiration?

  • Find a walking area that is well-lit and ideally away from traffic, particularly if children are taking part with you
  • Pick a route around a local landmark or park. Some suggestions in different areas are City Beach (Aberdeen), River Ness walk (Inverness), Riverside Walk (Dundee), Norie-Miller Walk (Perth), The Kelpies (Falkirk), Forth Rail Bridge (North/South Queenferry), Wallace Monument (Stirling), Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh), River Clyde Walkway (Glasgow)
  • Remember the brighter the better so wear as many luminous items as you have!


How your support helps

Your support enables autistic people and their families to receive vital support from an experienced team of Community Advisors via services like our Autism Advice Line.

Our Autism Advice Line is the only one in Scotland. During the COVID-19 pandemic, enquiries to our Advice Line have almost trebled as many autistic people and their families continue to struggle with their mental health and wellbeing.

Your fundraising activity makes a difference to continue providing vital support when it’s needed most.


As a thank you for your support, you will be posted your very own FREE supporter t-shirt and glowsticks once you've received your first donation on your Facebook fundraiser.

Let’s show you glow and make a real difference for autistic people and their families across Scotland!


Tips for creating your Facebook Fundraiser

  • Insert your fundraising target for ‘How much money do you want to raise’

  • Change your fundraiser end date to the 13 February 2022 or 7 days after your chosen challenge date so you can maximise your donations and smash your target

  • For the title of your fundraiser, include ‘Show Your Glow’ in your title

  • You can edit the section about why you are choosing to fundraise for Scottish Autism if you wish or leave the contents of this box as it is.

  • Then click the ‘Create’ button


I had waited a long time to speak with incredible people who really understand autism.

Advice Line Caller