Ayr, Scotland – artist Peter Howson has undertakes a 300 mile walk to raise funds for an autism charity.
The painter and his daughter who are both on the autistic spectrum begun a 300 mile walk from Aberdeenshire to his home town of Ayr on April 2, which was World Autism Awareness Day.
The artist has already raised more than £3500 for the Scottish Autism charity.
Mr Howson was awarded an OBE in 2009 and has produced art for St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow.
The Daily Record reports that he wanted to raise money for Scottish Autism as well as awareness about the condition.
“People understand disability – physical disability – but autism is something that really has taken a long, long time for the public to understand. We want to raise awareness about this condition.”
He then adds:
“Autism is not something that goes away; it is part of the individual and impacts on them and their family for the whole of their life. Scottish Autism’s work is invaluable as the charity supports individuals throughout every stage, from childhood to old age.”
As well as walking, Mr Howson will produce daily sketches which will raise further funds for Scottish Autism.
The 300 mile walk is expected to take a month to complete.
You can visit www.justgiving.com/Peter-HowsonSA to donate.
The original article by Cordelia O’Neil can be viewed on the Daily Record website here