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News Articles | Colleagues to go the extra mile for children

P1010517Two colleagues are to step up their training for a 110 mile walk in line with World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April.

Emily Mantle and Maxine Bradshaw who both work at Sunfield, a residential special school based in Clent, will start weekly long distance training walks in preparation for a 4 day challenge, starting on 23 May.

By completing the walk Emily and Maxine aim to raise awareness and funds for the children and young people that they directly support.

Maxine and Emily are a part of a larger team of specialist care, education and psychology and therapy professionals supporting around 50 students with complex needs including autism – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Maxine Bradshaw, Senior Care Support Worker, said, “We want to raise awareness of the condition of autism in general and the importance of small charities, like Sunfield, to continue to be here for those that need individualised care, as well as for their families. This walk is a celebration of what we already do and more importantly, to help ensure Sunfield is here for years to come.”

The walk will take place over 4 days starting in Swansea in Wales and finishing back at the school. Sunfield students and their staff members will join the pair for the final few miles.

Caroline Bell, Sunfield’s Principal, said, “Staff at Sunfield go the extra mile for our young people every day, showing a level of commitment and dedication that is rarely understood by wider society. By walking 110 miles, Maxine and Emily want to draw attention to the work we do to support young people from England and Wales and to raise some much-needed funds. Their commitment is inspiring and I hope that it encourages more people to support our work.”

To sponsor Emily and Maxine please Text DARE01 and the amount to 70070 to donate.