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Admin officer from Sutherland House School, Germaine, has just completed a walk along the Hebridean Way (156 miles) with her “trusty map reader (husband), two Jack Russells and a tent”. All to raise money for Autism East Midlands.

On her Just Giving page Germaine writes “I have worked for Sutherland House School, Autism East Midlands for 12 years – lots has changed over this time but the one thing that remains constant is how remarkable all our young people are! When I started I did not have much knowledge of autism but what i did have did not match the reality – our students are funny and kind and courageous and just a little bit cheeky at times!
At the beginning I said I would never be cross with my 3 boys ever again because compared to life for parents of a child with autism mine was a piece of cake – I can honestly say I haven’t stuck to the ‘not being cross’ but I do still appreciate how simple my life is!
So I thought it was time that I try to raise a little money and more awareness for all our remarkable students and their parents.”

Catching up with Germaine after her trip she told us “It was the hardest walking I have ever done and I walk a lot – did Hadrian’s wall 2 years ago – that felt like a walk in the park compatibly plus we were wild camping – met some of the kindest people who helped with Dan’s feet and gave my dogs a rest day – spectacular place – fabulous adventure!”

She set her target to raise £1000 for the charity and has exceeded that by just over £400! We want to thank Germaine for her continued support and to everyone who sponsored her for this walk. Another big thank you to her husband Dan too and we hope his feet are feeling a lot better soon.

If you would like to add to Germaine’s sponsorship you can do so here – Germaine’s Just Giving Page

To make a difference by fundraising for Autism East Midlands yourselves check out our Get Involved section of the website – Support Autism East Midlands