21 Apr 2015

MyDonate world record-breaker shines a light on autism

Arran Linton-Smith and his bike 

Last summer we featured MyDonate fundraiser Arran Linton-Smith as he took on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle race. Arran’s unique spin on fundraising saw him aim to break the world record for the most brand logos on a single piece of sports clothing.

Not only did he manage to squeeze in 110 sponsored logos on his riding jersey, but he raised an incredible £4,700 for The National Autistic Society along the way.

Arran’s record was recently confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records and came following World Autism day (2 April), which shines a light on people living with autism and celebrates their achievements.

Accepting people with autism

Mark Lever, chief executive of the National Autistic Society, says: “Arran's had an incredible journey which we've been honoured to have been a part of.

The amount of time and energy he's invested in this project is astounding and everyone at the NAS is delighted his hard work has paid off and he's broken the World Record.”

He adds: “Arran has a strong message of acceptance which I hope will be heard by as many people as possible, especially on World Autism Awareness Day."

Hassle-free fundraising

Arran is clear why he opted for MyDonate: “I chose to use MyDonate as it was easy to set up and use, and allowed the money I raised to be transferred to my chosen charity in a hassle-free way.”

He concludes: “As someone living with autism and with a successful career, I strongly feel that it is imperative that we ‘hold the door open’ for the next generation so that they too have the opportunity thrive and grow in confidence.”

“As well as raising money for the vital work that the NAS does, the objective of this challenge was to show what someone with autism can achieve. I am delighted to have broken the Guinness World Record and grateful to all the organisations that sponsored me."

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