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Sights set high for charity fund raiser

A TEAM of locals with a head for heights recently took part in the three-peaks challenge to help raise money for a fledgling support group.

A TEAM of locals with a head for heights recently took part in the three-peaks challenge to help raise money for a fledgling support group.

Patrick Lambert, aged 50, was among those taking part - he hopes that the event will raise awareness for Solihull Autistic Spectrum Support and Information (SASSI).

The Solihull man took part in the challenge with his daughter Hayley and his son Matthew. This trio was joined by other local people who wanted to support the organisation.

Starting at Ben Nevis on August 7, the group tackled Scafell on the early hours of August 8, before reaching the summit of Snowdon later the same day.

Funds raised from their efforts are expected to top £1,000.

Patrick said: "SASSI is a new support group, recently formed, to help families with children and young adults on the autistic spectrum.

"Meetings are held in schools throughout the Solihull borough to give an opportunity to all to access.

"The meetings are also open to professionals and those interested in autism. SASSIis also hoping to start a new group specifically for siblings, as autism can have a profound effect on all family members."

The next meeting is due to take place tomorrow (September 16) at Blossomfield Infant School.

 

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