John Fenton (1976, Engineering) is doing the 5000m shot put for the National Autistic Society.
"Like most people, I have been involved in quite a few charity events over the years, but have never had the opportunity to choose the charity myself.
Ultimately, as with many disability issues, the burden of care almost inevitably lies ultimately with the family. What makes the difference is the quality of support such families are given, not just financially, but with opportunities to share experiences, obtain advice, and be given access to respite care. Knowing how difficult this all is, I would like to do something to help the NAS provide more of these services, especially at a time when the government is having to draw back its provision. "
You can sponsor John at http://www.justgiving.com/John-Fenton