Reflecting on kindness
Published 8 Jan 2013 09:30 0 Comments
Scottish Autism awarded Honorary Memberships to two inspirational fundraisers at its AGM, held at the group's Alloa HQ New Struan House.
Honorary Memberships were introduced by the charity in 2010, to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding efforts made.
In 2012 they were presented to Ianthe Hind and Marion Critchley, who also received a gift made by Art Opportunities - an Alloa-based service provided by Scottish Autism which offers a creative environment for people with autism to develop art and
Carolyne Nurse, Fundraising Manager at Scottish Autism said "Without the remarkable efforts of fundraisers, Scottish Autism's Support Team would not be able to provide invaluable information and advice to the many hundreds of families and individuals who contact them.
"We are indebted to Ianthe and Marion who devote such a lot of time and effort, helping us to enable those living with autism in Scotland through the whole life journey. Hopefully this award goes some way towards saying thank you."
Ianthe, from Edinburgh, completed the huge personal challenge of taking part in 12 organised runs in 12 months to raise money for Scottish Autism. She completed the final race in November, and smashed her personal best of running 10 km in under one hour.
Marion - whose son Ian has been in Scottish Autism services for over 20 years - has been a loyal, long-term supporter of the organisation both fundraising and making donations.
She celebrated her 80th birthday two years ago and asked guests to donate to the charity instead of giving her presents, raising over £1,000.
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