Special delivery for autism charity

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FIFTEEN colleagues from the Royal Mail Scottish Distribution Centre in Netherton cycled from Glasgow to Inverness to help support individuals and families with autism.

The charity event was first organised by Alex McCallum in 2009 when just four people took part, and has grown year on year to the point they were able to present Heather McArthur from Scottish Autism with a cheque for £2,000.

Alex said: “We are supporting Scottish Autism because a few of us at work have family members with autism and we know about the great support that the charity gives to people and families who are affected by it.

“A big thanks goes to our Royal Mail management team who provide the support vehicle which carries all the necessary equipment – and also the odd bacon buttie along the way!”

Heather added: “It is thanks to generous and committed people like Alex and his Royal Mail Team that we will be able to reach more people living with autism in Scotland.

“Calls to our advice team doubled in 2011 as families and people on the spectrum face even more challenges in their daily lives. We need to ensure that we reach the people who need us most, wherever they live and whatever their situation, and donations make a real difference.”