Fun day helps boost Scottish Autism

Happy medal winners after the 10k run
Happy medal winners after the 10k run

A 10K and fun day at the Duchess Park in Motherwell proved to be a huge success, raising well over £1,000 for Scottish Autism’s One Stop Shop.

The shop, in North Orchard Street, offers services and facilities to individuals and families in Lanarkshire affected by autism.

The stalls and activities proved a big hit, with old and young alike enjoying the baking and food stalls, tombola, kids games and sports competitions, while the more active enjoyed taking part in the 10k.

First home was Kenny Martin, followed by David Brand, while the third placed runner, Kellyann Green, was the first female.

One Stop Shop manager Jenni Roberts said: “The 10k and Fun Day were a huge success raising over £1,000 for our service - thank you to everyone who came along.

“A few parents were keen to help us raise money to support the running of the groups and workshops we provide - Scottish Autism is a charity so we do rely heavily on fundraising.

“We agreed that combining a fun day and a 10k run would help to raise awareness, funds and provide a good day out - and despite the rain it all went to pla.

“A number of the young adults with autism enjoyed helping out by marshalling the run, performing and manning the stalls. Many of the parents were also a huge help, with some even running for us in the 10k.

“We have been busy over the summer holidays which can be a challenging time for many of the families who access the One Stop Shop. We are always looking to raise awareness in the local community and delighted that so many people came out and supported us.”

For further information on the One Stop Shop phone 01698 267023.