Ellon urged to beat space hopper record for charity

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People in Ellon are being urged to spring into action and get bouncing on their trampolines, pogo sticks and space hoppers for a Scottish Autism charity this year.

Bouncers are encouraged to join a sponsored Bounce for Autism for World Autism Awareness Day 2014 which is being organised by The National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland charity.

Families, schools, clubs and workplaces can raise funds on World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2, with Bounce for Autism events being held in the weeks leading up to and after April 2 as well as on actual day itself.

Branch officer for NAS Ellon, Gail McKeitch said that people of all ages can take part in a sponsored trampoline bounce at school, the gym, or in a back garden.

Gail said: “More than 100 people living in Ellon are thought to have autism.

“Local people are a big-hearted lot and their support for NAS Scotland has been fantastic.

“At the moment the fastest time to travel a mile on a Space Hopper is thirteen minutes.

“How brilliant would it be if someone from Ellon could break the record on World Autism Awareness Day?”

National Autistic Society fundraising officer, Karron Kent added: ““Ultimately, we hope Bounce for Autism will mean more people with autism are welcomed into their communities and can really take part in the leisure activities many of us take for granted.”