Five members of a local family touched by autism, are getting together to take part in a bike ride on Sunday 15 March to raise funds and awareness for Autism Wessex.
Chris Thomas whose grandson Harry was diagnosed with autism two years ago said: “We are looking forward to the ride in a few weeks. We are all keen cyclists and we are proud to support this great charity. My family is touched by autism so we can understand the struggles and complications families can go through.
“My daughter uses the information and advice service at Autism Wessex which is great at offering support and finding the best way to deal with things, ensuring we are all doing the best for Harry. Harry sometimes finds it difficult doing things we take for granted so it is a learning curve for us all.”
Becky Chalk, Community and Events Fundraiser said: “We are delighted Chris and his family are taking part in the bike ride. It’s great to see people taking part to support people in our community affected by autism. We hold events to raise funds for our current and future services which help people with autism lead more supported and fulfilling lives.”
Chris continued: ”I feel like my family is on a journey with autism. We are learning to accept it, get on with it and enjoy it. Harry is not broken and does not need fixing, he is perfect the way he is. I believe autism makes the world a bit more interesting and my hope is that Harry is always happy and can understand and enjoy the world around him as he grows up.”
Join the team and book your place for the Autism Wessex Bike Ride http://autismwessex.org.uk/event_calendar/view/autism-wessex-bike-ride-1