Harry's on track to boost funds for AEM

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Nottinghamshire youngster Harry Akers is planning to continuously ride the 15 London underground lines on 2 April all in a bid to raise funds for Autism East Midlands.

The 12-year-old has meticulously planned out his route, which will take in the Elizabeth Line, the Docklands light railway, the overground and the skyline. He hopes to complete the routes in about 6½ hours.

Harry said: 'I have autism and I'm thrilled to be participating in my 15 in 1 London Underground Tube Line Challenge. It's a personal challenge that I'm taking on with great enthusiasm and determination. I have designed the route and completed the planning myself.'

With the help of his Dad, Matthew, he has set up a JustGiving page where he is inviting people to sponsor him. They've both been amazed by the support shown so far. Harry's target was £100 but his goal was smashed within the first day when it topped the £300 mark.... and it continues to increase.

Harry is thrilled it's going well but added: 'Here's where I need your help. By donating through JustGiving, you can make a real difference in the lives of those with autism. Your contribution will go directly to the charity, ensuring that they can continue their important work.

'Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help Autism East Midlands provide essential services and support to those who need it most. Together, we can create a brighter future for individuals with autism.'

* Many thanks to Harry and Matthew. We wish Harry all the best in his challenge next month.

Want to support Harry?

You can sponsor Harry to complete his challenge, by heading to his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/pag...

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