An Edinburgh runner has set herself the task of taking part in 12 organised runs in 2012 to raise money for Scottish Autism. Ianthe Hind decided to undertake the challenge as her 10 year old nephew, Cole, has autism. Ianthe said: "My brother and sister-in-law do an amazing job raising Cole, but if it weren't for the support of Scottish Autism things would be so much tougher. I witness the great work Scottish Autism does, and thought that by challenging myself to completing 12 runs in 2012 it might inspire people to donate money to this great cause."
She took part in her first race in March and has so far completed seven events. She is set to take part in five more before November - including the Glasgow Great Scottish Run 10K in September and BUPA Great Edinburgh Run 10K in October.
Carolyne Nurse, fundraising manager at Scottish Autism said: "The huge efforts of people like Ianthe will help Scottish Autism fulfil its ambition to reach everyone living with autism in Scotland."
To support Ianthe, visit her Just Giving page or contact Scottish Autism directly on 01259 720044.