AN AVID rambler is to help raise money for a new sensory room at Scottish Autism, after being inspired by the team's fundraising efforts.

Staff at the Chrysalis centre in Clackmannan have been raising money to convert one of their rooms into a specially-designed safe space for their service users.

Having the sensory room would allow those suffering from autism to control what noise and sights they engage with, without causing any undue distress.

The team will be taking part in the Color me Rad 5k on May 13, but won't be the only ones rolling up their sleeves for the cause as Steven Queen heads off to the Walk for Autism event in Edinburgh.

As the Advertiser reported previously, the Alva man completely turned his life around and shed more than half his body weight in a strict diet and exercise regimen.

He took up walking and is currently in training for an epic 56k trek from Glasgow to Linlithgow in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

But, in the meantime, Steven has pledged to work with the Chrysalis team to fund the sensory room in Clackmannan.

He said: "I'm delighted to help a good cause, and hopefully we'll be able to raise enough to fund the sensory room.

"I also get to do something I enjoy in walking, and it will be nice to walk somewhere new, instead of around the county all the time."

Anyone wishing to aid Steven's efforts for Scottish Autism can visit to make a donation.

Those looking to contribute to Steven's BHF fundraiser can do so at