At Engage, we believe in making a positive impact not only within our organisation but also in the larger community. And today, we’re proud to tell you about a remarkable initiative that embodies this spirit of giving back. Our dedicated staff member, Tom, is stepping up to the challenge by participating in not just one but two half marathons this October, all in the name of raising funds for the National Autistic Society.
Tom’s Personal Mission
Tom’s motivation for taking on this incredible feat is deeply personal. His son, Grayson, was diagnosed as autistic, along with some developmental challenges. Like any caring parent, Tom had his share of questions, worries, and misconceptions about what the future held for his son and their family. However, what followed was a journey that revealed the remarkable beauty and uniqueness of the world through Grayson’s eyes. The experience taught Tom and his family more about love, resilience, and understanding than they could have ever imagined.
But Tom is aware that there are still hurdles to overcome. Families like his continue to navigate challenges, and that’s where organisations like the National Autistic Society come in. This incredible organisation doesn’t just provide support, but also raises awareness and understanding about autism. Their advocacy work aims to debunk misconceptions, foster acceptance, and develop practical programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of autistic individuals and their families.
Running with Purpose
Tom’s choice to run for this cause is more than just a physical challenge – it’s symbolic. Running has provided him with a space for contemplation during the toughest moments. Now, he’s channelling that strength and determination into a challenge that echoes the resilience he’s witnessed in Grayson and other autistic individuals.
How You Can Make a Difference
Here’s where you come in. Tom’s efforts are not limited to our company’s internal support. We invite you, our community, to stand alongside us in making a difference. By contributing to Tom’s JustGiving page you’re directly supporting the National Autistic Society’s initiatives. Your donation will aid in providing support to families like Tom’s and promote awareness and understanding of autism on a broader scale.
Matching Staff Donations
As a company, we are committed to amplifying the impact of our staff’s generosity. For every donation made by our staff, we will match the amount, effectively doubling the support we provide to this incredible cause.
Spread the Word
Furthermore, we encourage you to spread the word. Share Tom’s story, his dedication, and his mission to raise funds for the National Autistic Society. Let’s come together to make a collective impact that extends far beyond the finish line of the marathons.
Thank you for being a part of this journey. Your support matters more than you know.
The Engage Team