On an overcast Saturday in May, two members of staff from The Disabilities Trust trekked off bright and early from Goodwood Racecourse as part of ‘JustWalk’, a unique charity challenge, coinciding with Nation Walking Month, that allowed them to choose from a variety of course lengths.

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The 35k route (around 21 miles) took place across the glorious South Downs, with breath-taking views and picturesque local villages that Sussex has to offer.

Zoe & Claudette, from Surrey, took part in the walk to raise funds for Heathermount School in Ascot, a non-maintained special school, owned by The Disabilities Trust who specialise in providing a broad and balanced education for children and young people aged 4-19 years with autistic spectrum conditions.

Having raised £187 so far Claudette said, “The donations will be going towards helping us to provide equipment and resources to enable our students to reach their full potential.”

To support Zoe and Claudette please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zoe-claudette.

Heathermount offers individual, bespoke learning packages to children and young people with autism, dependent upon ability, needs, and interests. All our students access the National Curriculum and all are entered for nationally recognised accreditation which include GCSEs. Running in tandem with the National Curriculum, it also offers a range of vocational qualifications which include Skills for Working Life, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and work experience opportunities.

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