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Midshire Manager to conquer Snowdon for charity

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A Support Manager from the Telecommunications division of an office technology company and his fiancé are set to take on the ‘Snowdon Challenge’ to raise money for Asperger Syndrome Foundation.

Ian Farrington, assistant support manager from the Birmingham brand of Midshire Telecom who supply office technology nationwide and his partner Nikki Wildman will attempt to set out on the Easter weekend Saturday 19th April 2014, taking the Snowdon Rangers Path.

The distance being 8 miles (there and back) taking them about 6 hours to complete. The Snowdon challenge is hugely popular, set in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. With the opportunity to see and take in the amazing scenic route, the couple are doing this to promote awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome.

Nikki watched her niece grow up with Asperger syndrome for years, which wasn’t picked up until her mid-teens. Asperger affects everyone in different ways, so it is hard to pick up, however with the support and services that have been provided by this foundation has helped Nikki’s niece to have that better quality of life.

Asperger’s Syndrome is an extensive Developmental Disorder that falls within the autistic spectrum. A life-long condition, it affects about 1 in 200 people in the UK and most commonly affects men than women.

Those with Asperger’s Syndrome are usually of average or above average intelligence. The condition is characterised by difficulties with Social Interaction, Social Communication and Flexibility of Thinking or Imagination. In addition, there may be sensory, motor and organisational difficulties.

Ian said “The money raised will ensure that the charity can continue to help people suffering with Aspergers, but also to raise awareness of what Asperger is and how it can affect people in different ways. As a couple, we want to go out of our comfort zone in order to raise money for the challenge, and we both think it is a great way to do it.”

To donate to Asperger Syndrome Foundation: https://www.justgiving.com/Nikki-Wildman