We did it!!!Along with my son, Alex and friend, Janice, we took on the challenge of abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise funds for Scottish Autism.The event was held on the 12th of June and the team raised over £700 together! I’m delighted to be raising awareness for autism services as support makes such a differecne to the lives of people with autism and their families. Scottish Autism is about to launch a new programme for women as part of their Right Click online project. We’re all really excited to hear about developments.More information at this link:New Online Support Programme for Autistic Women and Girls
On the 21st of June 2015, Sheila took part in raising awareness and funds for Scottish Autism by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.She says: "Since my son was diagnosed with Autism, I have been campaigning for services, helping with signpostingto services and sharing information. I am passionate about encouraging families to knowtheir relative can have a good life and to find the support that works for them.Scottish Autism provide a wide range of services for people with autism and their families across Scotland as well as working with researchers andpractitioners to share knowledge. They are a very positive and active group of people encouraging members and associates to take on fundraising challenges and when I heard that they were looking for one more person for the abseiling event, I offered to join them.It was a fantastic experience peppered with nervous laughter and last minute panic from my team members as one of our group raced to meet us for our allocated time. I hoped to appreciate the amazing views on the way down from the bridgebut the wind took me for a wee spin and I found my view was mostly of trees and the bridge support. When the wind eased, I was able to zip down the rest of the way to a soft landing on the beach.I'm delighted to report that so far I've raised £550.75 for Scottish Autism to help them to continue providing valuable services. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me in this adventure"