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March 2020 Newsletter

 
Those boots, shoes, trainers, wellies, clogs (hmmm maybe not clogs),
were made for walking
This year we are wanting to encourage lots of families, their friends and work colleagues to take part in……………THE KILT WALK 2020

www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/

There’s a walk to suit everyone from a gentle 5 mile stroll from Gypsy Brae, near Silverknowes, or the 15 mile Big Stroll which starts in Fisherow Links, Musselburgh to the 25 mile Mighty Stride which starts in Holyrood Park heads down into East Lothian before turning back towards Edinburgh. Each Walk finishes at BT Murrayfield.

All the money you raise comes to Tailor Ed Foundation and for every £1 you raise, the Kilt Walk adds another 50p!! Yup you raise £10 we get £15, you raise £100 we get £150 and so on!

To encourage as many people as possible to take part on our behalf we will give the first 20 people to book a place at The Edinburgh Kilt Walk on 13th September a PROMO code which means you can enter for FREE

We are also looking for some volunteers to help organise training sessions: interested? Just drop Stuart@tailoeredfoundation.co.uk a message if you would like to help.

Stuart, our fundraiser is putting his kilt and boots on the line: he has agreed to take part depending on how many people register: if we reach 20 he’ll do the Wee Wander, if we reach 35 participants he’ll do the 15 miles Big Stroll and if we can reach 50+ participants he will do they full 26 mile Mighty Stride!!

So what are you waiting for………………..contact Stuart@tailoredfoundation.co.uk  for your PROMO code, register then get training and watch Stuart start to squirm as we break through each level!

Pete and friends loved taking part last year………..and they raised £1800!!

Speaking of ticking off a challenge on a bucket list and fundraising for Tailor Ed Foundation…

Linda McGovern is planning to cycle the 1300 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End!

Check out Linda’s All Abilities Cycle challenge for further details and how you can support Linda, her foster child and her whole family’s  magnificent efforts… https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/allabilities
Go Linda!!!

March Events

Dads’ nights
For all dads raising a child with autism
The regular Dads Night at The Newsroom on 19th March has been cancelled

If you have any questions or would like more information on our dads’ nights, please get in touch with either me (callum@tailoredfoundation.co.uk 07980 533 185) or Pete (pete@tailoredfoundation.co.uk 07790 415 084).

Autism Friendly Play Session
Open to all children with ASN
Our regular autism friendly play session at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday March 25th from 4pm-6pm. Time Twisters is at Unit 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ.

Sessions are closed to the general public but siblings and friends are welcome to attend. Members of Tailor Ed staff (usually Pete and Eva) will be present at these sessions and runs a few group games for those who wish to take part.

Please be assured that there is extra upstairs seating available where numbers will be limited to ensure it’s a quieter space for those who need it.
These sessions now cost £2 per child (adults enter for free).

Coffee Morning 
For all parents and carers raising a child with autism
This months coffee morning will focus on leisure activities.  It will take place on Friday 27th of March 10am-12pm. You’ll find us at Starbucks inside Cineworld at Fountainpark.  There’s free 4-hour car park and with bus services 1, 34, 35, 300 just outside and services 22, 30, 10 and 27 only 5 minutes away.

Coffee is on us!

For more information or suggestions please free to contact Martha on martha@tailoredfoundation.co.uk or call her on 07742 603750.

Mum’s nights
For all mums/female carers raising a child with autism
Mum’s nights are informal relaxed gatherings providing a chance to meet with other mums who are raising a child with autism. We’re in the process of picking the next date and activity for the evening so if you’ve any suggestions please get in touch…
Contact Eva on eva@tailoredfoundation.co.uk or on 07851 472191.
If you would like to be added to our mum’s mailing list, where we set dates and plan what to do for events please contact Eva on the details above.

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