Autism awareness walk on Saturday

The Walk for Autism Awareness will take place on Saturday morning.
The Walk for Autism Awareness will take place on Saturday morning.

This will be the fourth year for this walk organized by Local Autism Charity Circle of Support.

The charity set up five years ago by five mums is a parent led group whose aims include mutual support for families, reducing isolation, autism friendly activities for kids, information/training sessions for carers and developing an Autism Community.

The charity would like to invite everyone to join them as a show of support.

“This is not a sponsored event” says Juliana Harkin, secretary of COS “It’s about showing people firstly that they are not on their own and secondly to show just how prevalent Autism is in our community”.

Those attending the walk are asked to gather in Ebrington Square at 10.30am.

“There will be a short pause to remember our friend and Co-founder Carrie Coyle who tragically passed away earlier this year,” Juliana said.

The walk will leave Ebrington Square at 11am and should take no more than 45 minutes to complete.

“It’s a short time to give up to show such much needed support for these families and we hope this year will be bigger than ever” says Caroline Roddy, chairperson.

The charity would also like to thank Derry City Council, Ilex and the Northwest Carnival Initiative for all their support in arranging this event.