Meriden MP joins autism campaigner on final fundraising walk - The Solihull Observer

Meriden MP joins autism campaigner on final fundraising walk

Solihull Editorial 21st May, 2022   0

A CHELMSLEY Wood teenager was joined by Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti on his final fundraising walk.

Alfie Ford challenged himself to walk 10,000 steps everyday of the month to mark Autism Awareness Month.

The 16-year-old, who has autism, pledged to head out on various routes around north Solihull every day come rain or shine to raise funds for the National Autistic Society – a charity close to his heart.

Alfie originally set out to raise £200, but thanks to the generosity of loved ones and the kindness of strangers he has raised more than £650.

Mr Bhatti said: “It was so heart-warming to join Alfie Ford and his supporters in Chelmsley Wood on his walk to raise awareness for autism.

“Alfie completely smashed his original target of £200 and I think this shows how hard he has worked over the last month.

“I was very grateful to be invited along to the final walk of the month and learn about the National Autistic Society and the great work they do to help those with autism.”

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