Charities like ours, have been hit extremely hard this year as fundraising events and public get together's have been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions and social distancing measures.

We rely on fundraising events and your kind donations to purchase specialist equipment, provide meaningful activities and enhance our facilities, which during lockdown has been vitally important.

Access to many of the activities, we have all come to enjoy, including the cinema, bowling, horse riding, swimming, meals out, museums and galleries, day trips and holidays have all been restricted. So creating an environment that is welcoming, fun and designed around autistic needs is our number 1 goal.

The LAS Virtual Walk is our latest fundraising event which we hope you'd like to support!

What is a Virtual Walk?

A Virtual Walk is an interactive fundraising event, where the walking is real and the route is virtual. It involves picking a journey and then walking, running or cycling any distance and logging your progress on a map.

Under current lockdown restrictions we can go out each day to get some exercise, however only use public transport unless absolutely necessary.

The Benefits

Virtual walks are safer and more accessible as you do not need to travel to a certain place to start your walk and you can walk at your own pace. They are flexible, there are no restrictions or schedules to follow compared to organised events.

We are therefore encouraging participants to explore their local parks, woodland, or even complete steps in their own gardens. 

The Route

We have chosen to start our Virtual Walk at Land’s End in Cornwall and finish at the famous John O’Groats signpost in Scotland, our route is a total of 847 miles from End to End and we plan to take 4 weeks to complete it. Along the way, we will stop off at a variety of landmarks to see photographs of the area, learn interesting facts and even enjoy interactive activities like recipes, virtual tours and games.

To find out more out our Virtual Walk or to take part visit our event page https://www.las.uk.net/Event/las-virtual-walk