Harry raises over £1000 in London Underground Challenge

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Nottinghamshire youngster Harry Akers has raised over £1000 for Autism East Midlands by challenging himself to continuously ride all 15 London underground lines in a day.

Harry, aged 12, meticulously planned out his route, which included the Elizabeth Line, the Docklands light railway, the overground and the skyline.

Speaking to Harry in March, he said that he was 'thrilled' to take on the challenge as an autistic person and 'create a brighter future for individuals with autism.'

Harry's appeal seems to have paid off, as his JustGiving page has nearly 70 supporters at time of writing and has raised a total of £1,078 for Autism East Midlands.

The support shown to Harry as he took on the challenge has amazed him and his Dad, Matthew, who helped him set up his JustGiving page. Harry's target was to raise £100, which was smashed within the first day. He had also aimed to complete the challenge within 6 ½ hours, but managed to make his way through in only 4 hours and 42 minutes.

When asked if he would do it all over again, Harry said:

“I would do it again tomorrow, but I don’t think Daddy wants to! But anyway, I’m very happy to have raised over £1,000 to help other people who have autism.”

Harry, age 12

Harry also made sure to take a photo of each line as he completed them. Some of the photos you can find below.

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We'd like to extend a massive thank you to Harry and his dad Matthew for their incredible dedication and support to our cause.

Planning to fundraise for us?

There are so many different ways to support us. If you would like to fundraise for us, please call us to chat through your idea – we would love to help you make it happen!

Email: fundraising@aem.org.uk

Tel: 01909 506678

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