Crowd fund raising for Autism Charity

For issues specific to autism / Asperger Syndrome.
Hi,

I'm raising funds for the National Autistic Society and want to try an experiment.

My son, Russell, was on the aspergers spectrum and worked hard all through his school life to achieve his best in spite of general lack of knowledge by his teachers and peers about his condition. He didn't want to be singled out as different although he knew and everyone recognised that he was.

He had a huge circle of friends but his teachers generally saw him as a disruptive, lazy, awkward child.

In spite of this he persevered and passed his exams and gained a university place to study geology.

His lifelong ambition was to work in the oil and gas exploration industry.

As with many people he struggled with social interactions and was frequently misunderstood.

Sadly he took his own life in November 2013, aged 20, for reasons we will never full understand.

We were planning a big celebration for his 21st birthday on 24th March 2014.

IN RUSSELL'S MEMORY I AM TAKING PART IN THE LONDON-SURREY 100 MILE CYCLE RIDE. http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
My experiment is to see how many forum readers will make a small donation to my fundraising for the National Autistic Society. http://www.autism.org.uk/

WILL YOU GIVE ONE POUND, DOLLAR, EURO etc TOWARDS THE CAUSE?

It will be a minimal cost to you but in total could make a huge difference to the charity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO MAKE A DONATION AND FOLLOW MY PROGRESS CLICK http://www.justgiving.com/markdixon2015
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND LET'S HOPE THE EXPERIMENT WORKS. Image Image Image
Good luck, with the ride.

I'm very sorry for your loss and the loss of such a young life.

Melly1

PS I will make a donation.
Hmmm,

I've just seen this post that I made last year seeking a small donation to help me raise money for the National Autistic Society.

It didn't work very well did it? No donations!

I spite of this I've now raised almost £5000 for the NAS to help them support people like my son.

In addition to being a full time carer for my wife I'm doing a 100 mile cycle event on 2nd August and a small donation from YOU would be really helpful.

£1, $1 or whatever currency from each person who reads this will make a difference

Will you help a child with autism?
Donate at www.justgiving.com/markdixon2015

Thank you.
Mark