Last week, Affordians in Queensland and across Australia banded together, walking thousands of steps to raise vital funds in the Walk for Autism Fundraiser from the 21st to 28th March.
Walk for Autism is an initiative to mobilise communities across the country to support the work of Autism Spectrum Australia. They provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.
The fundraiser is a free virtual walking event that binds people for one cause while allowing participants to walk at their own pace and in their own time.
To kick start their fundraising efforts, our team of Caboolture Afford All Stars met at Sutton’s Beach Pavilion on the opening day of the fundraiser (Sunday, 21st March) to build their step count by walking around Redcliffe.
The team consisted of Afford staff, clients, residents and carers from Day Programs, Supported Accommodation, Support Coordination and Customer Care in and around Queensland. The team attracted great support from all the Afford community, with interstate Affordians choosing to walk on the same day, in solidarity with the Caboolture team, to support the cause.
Amy is just one of the Afford participants of the Redcliffe Walk for Autism fundraiser. She is a resident in Afford’s Caboolture Supported Accommodation and her positive, go-getter attitude and smile encouraged everyone around her to walk, walk, walk! Amy was the single biggest fundraiser of the Afford team, raising an outstanding $677. The second highest amount raised was $542 which was achieved by Afford staff members.
After their Sunday morning walk, everyone enjoyed a bacon and egg sandwich in the glorious sunshine on the Queensland coast.
In total, our Caboolture Afford All Stars team raised a whopping $5,661 to support people on the autism spectrum.
As a not-for-profit disability provider, Afford champions inclusive communities for all. We support the work of like-minded organisations to raise awareness and support of people of all abilities.