Kind hearted youngster designs treasure challenge to raise funds for autism charity

Bournemouth Echo: Jemima, nine, with a cheque for Autism Wessex Jemima, nine, with a cheque for Autism Wessex

TOUCHED by autism, Jemima Urquhart-Barham, from Ringwood, decided to design a fundraising challenge and raise money for Autism Wessex.

Nine-year-old Jemima has a cousin with autism and wanted to raise funds for the charity, which offers specialist services to anyone affected by autism and associated difficulties.

She designed a treasure map and sold squares to staff and pupils at her school.

Jemima said: “I enjoy fundraising and plan to do more for Autism Wessex in the future. I have lots of ideas and have organised a small fundraising committee in school.”

Autism is a lifelong condition affecting one out of 100 people, which, when you include family members means autism affects over 2,000,000 people in the UK.

Paul Reade, community and events fundraiser for Autism Wessex, said: “The charity relies heavily on fundraisers like Jemima so we can continue the excellent work we do with people affected by autism. We would like to thank Jemima for designing this fundraising challenge for Autism Wessex and would like to keep in touch with her and hear her ideas for future fundraising.”

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3:10pm Sat 7 Jun 14

British_Beef says...

ABLE BODIED DRIVERS USING DISABLED PERSON’S SPACES.

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all cursed at it, and we’re fed up with it. There’s a group of likeminded disabled people pushing to get the law changed. Join the group for updates and discussion, a little bit of banter and community.

https://www.facebook
.com/groups/disabled
.spaces4disabled/

There’s also a petition which has been created to raise awareness of the plight we all face as disabled drivers.

Please sign and share to help raise awareness!

http://www.change.or
g/en-GB/petitions/uk
-government-enforce-
the-law-and-stop-dis
abled-parking-space-
abuse-in-the-uk
ABLE BODIED DRIVERS USING DISABLED PERSON’S SPACES. We’ve all seen it, we’ve all cursed at it, and we’re fed up with it. There’s a group of likeminded disabled people pushing to get the law changed. Join the group for updates and discussion, a little bit of banter and community. https://www.facebook .com/groups/disabled .spaces4disabled/ There’s also a petition which has been created to raise awareness of the plight we all face as disabled drivers. Please sign and share to help raise awareness! http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/uk -government-enforce- the-law-and-stop-dis abled-parking-space- abuse-in-the-uk British_Beef
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3:58pm Sat 7 Jun 14

beaniebee says...

That's a brilliant idea Jemima :-) Well done
That's a brilliant idea Jemima :-) Well done beaniebee
  • Score: 3

10:33am Sun 8 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Jemima your incredible, I think you already know what you want to do when you leave school. Cheered me up no end - Thank you.
Jemima your incredible, I think you already know what you want to do when you leave school. Cheered me up no end - Thank you. rubberbandman5
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