World record seeker does the logo - motion
Here’s a creative spin on traditional bike ride fundraising. Cyclist Arran Linton-Smith is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event this August. Setting off from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park he’ll be meandering through a 100-mile route through the capital before venturing into Surrey’s picturesque countryside.
Not content with cycling 100 miles – he is also aiming for a world record – but not for his pedal power.
Arran wants to break the current world record for the most brand logos (currently standing at 90) on a single piece of sports clothing. So far he has collected 85 logos. By collecting logos and donations, he hopes to increase general understanding of autism and help the National Autistic Society (NAS).
Accept difference. Not indifference.
They are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. More than 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong disability which affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, as well how they see the world. It is a spectrum condition, which means that although people share certain difficulties around social communication and interaction, it affects everyone differently.
The charity works hard to raise awareness and support those living with autism. Funds raised by people like Arran could provide a befriender for someone with autism, support a family looking for advice or help someone look for work.
A better world for people with autism
Dave Boorman, head of supporter fundraising at the NAS, said: “It’s always humbling to see the hard work that NAS supporters like Arran put into creating a better world for people with autism.
“He’s taken on an unusual and ambitious challenge but after seeing his determination during last year’s Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 cycling event, I’m confident he’ll reach his target.
“Without fundraising efforts of people like Arran, we wouldn’t be able to continue our work supporting people affected by the condition and helping them to lead the life they choose. Arran is truly inspirational and I hope that as many organisations and businesses as possible will support him.”
Arran said: “I simply chose to use MyDonate as it was easy to set up, to use and transferring money to my chosen charity is fast and hassle free”.
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