A Chester man and his dog walked Hadrian’s Wall together earlier this year to raise cash for a charity close to their hearts.
Keith Richardson and Cassie were inspired to take up the challenge by Keith’s daughter Olivia, who has autism.
Olivia is a tenant in Autism Together’s Supported Living house, Weatherstone’s Court, in Neston, where she was placed as an interim measure whilst her room in residential care was finished.
However, she settled in so well, both in the flat and with her care package, that she stayed and Keith and Olivia’s mum Elaine are really pleased with how it has gone.
Olivia is the youngest of three girls, two of whom have complex needs, so finding somewhere safe, caring and where she could flourish, was very important to the family.
Once Keith got to know Autism Together, he began to understand it’s need for fundraising and support and as such, he decided to help.
Keith and Cassie started their quest to raise funds in January, setting up a Justgiving page and placing collection boxes out and about with an ambitious target of raising £3,000.
Keith recently closed down his fundraising page after more than doubling that target with an amazing £6,026.
The money raised will go towards Autism Together’s appeal for £120,000 to build two new rooms at their respite facility, The Ferns.
Fundraising manager Lindsay Tilston-Jones commented: “Thanks again Keith and Cassie. We would not be able to do this without you.”