Please support my London Marathon run for West Norfolk Autism Group
If you would like to donate, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jameswildmpmarathon
I said I wouldn't run the marathon again...but this April I will running in support for West Norfolk Autism Group to support the small charity helping autistic children and adults locally.
West Norfolk Autism Group was founded in 2022 and provides support to everyone whose lives are affected by autism, including families and carers. The local charity is run entirely by volunteers or family with experience of autism and works to deliver a vast range of social events and activities for their members - supporting around 200 families across West Norfolk. The group aims to provide trips and activities including swimming, soft play, gymnastics, adults' meals and cinema trips.
Additionally, they organise training for anyone including professionals who would benefit from understanding more about autism as well as campaigning for better local services for people living in West Norfolk.
James Wild MP said:
“I said before I wouldn’t run the marathon again but I’m pleased to have the opportunity to do so for a brilliant local charity. Taking on this challenge knowing that I’ll be helping such a deserving cause will certainly spur me on in the months of training and on the race day itself. Having seen the charity grow, please do support the volunteers making such a difference.”
Chair of the Trustees of West Norfolk Autism Group, Karan McKerrow said:
“We are absolutely delighted and so grateful to James for choosing to support us when he takes on the London Marathon. We’re a small local charity set up to support autistic people and their families here in West Norfolk. Our group is run by just four unpaid volunteers who are either parents or carers of autistic people or we are autistic ourselves.
We rely on donations, grants and fundraising such as this incredible run James is doing for us. James came to our opening almost two years ago and has watched our charity grow. We are extremely appreciative of James’ support and wish him lots of luck.”