Walk for Autism helps raise $20,000

More than 200 people gathered at Camden’s Rotary Cow Pasture Reserve on Sunday morning to raise money for Aspect Macarthur School.

The attendees took part in a walk event to coincide with the Walk for Autism week, which runs April 8 to April 15.

During the week, participants pledge to take 10,000 steps a day to raise funds for autism services.

Aspect Macarthur principal Elizabeth Watson said Aspect schools in Macarthur served 99 local students on the autism spectrum.

“The walkathon helps to raise valuable funds,” she said.

“Every dollar raised goes directly to the school.”

Last year’s week-long efforts raised $50,000 for Aspect Macarthur.

The locals are up to $20,000 already after Sunday’s walk.

For find out more information about the Walk for Autism week, visit www.walkforautism.org.au, or visit www.autismspectrum.org.au for more information on the autism spectrum.