Brave Oliver battles wind and snow to complete autism night walk

Arctic winds and snow did not deter a brave 10-year-old from completing a night walk through London to raise funds for the National Autistic Charity.

Oliver Chapman, together with mum Tracey and friend Alison Campbell-Smith, completed the 15km route in about 3.5 hours as the Mini Beast from the East hit the capital.


Oliver, who is on the autistic spectrum, refused to take The Tube back to King’s Cross – so the team ended up walking over 32km in one day, Tracey told Spotted in Ely.
“On the plus side we raised approximately £1500 for the National Autistic Society!”
The Little Thetford Primary School pupil has never let adversity get in his way.
When he was only six months old, in 2007, Oliver survived bacterial meningitis, despite his parents being told to expect the worst.

A prolific fundraiser, Oliver’s been taking part in charity events each year to give something back to causes that have supported him.
In 2014 he and his family raised over £700 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
In 2015 and 2016 they raised about £1200 for Little Miracles, which supports families in Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket, taking part in the Great Fun Run in Milton Keynes.
You can sponsor Oliver or make a donation to the National Autistic Society by clicking here.

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