The Foundation was pleased to support Graeme, a Teacher with Spark of Genius, who undertook the Edinburgh half marathon in May raising money for REACH for Autism.
As a teacher working with children with autism, Graeme wanted to support a local service, and also achieve his aim of taking part in a half marathon.
REACH for Autism offers pre and post diagnostic support services, training and opportunities for children adults and families living with autism in Inverclyde.
The underlying theme of REACH for Autism is one of connection and community. Their aim is to keep things simple and they have developed a creative and hands on approach called ‘The Reach Way’ – a method whereby their five main areas of focus are, Relationships, Education, Action, Community and Health.
Graeme raised an impressive £750, which was matched by the Foundation with a donation of £250, making a total donation of £1,000 to the charity.
Vicki, from REACH said:
“We are absolutely delighted with the large donation from Graeme and match funding from the CareTech Foundation! This money allows us to continue supporting autistic children and adults within our local community and offering social activities to individuals who are often socially isolated. Thank you so much! We are very grateful.”
Here’s a picture of Graeme and a friend at the end of the race: