Across the finish line for North East Autism Society

Following on from our previous article, Newcastle’s Branch Director John Noone has now completed his Tweed to Tees cycle ride in support of North East Autism Society, personally raising over £300 for the charity so far.

The NEAS has been delighted with the input from all concerned and are at a running total raised from the bike ride of a fantastic £7,326.01. The money raised will help them continue their work to provide autism-specific care and education for children, young people and adults across the North-east of England. 

John said of the event: “It was a tough ride on the Saturday from Berwick to Gateshead, battling against periods of heavy rain and strong cross-winds.  After a 9.00am start in Berwick we had hoped to be back in Newcastle by about 6.30 but didn’t get back until 9.30. It was a long day but the support crew (NEAS staff and volunteers) were brilliant providing refreshments and snacks throughout, helping to keep our energy up!

Sunday, the weather was much improved and despite the tiredness everyone was really positive.  NEAS opened up their New Warlands premises at Burnopfield, Co Durham and provided us with a full English breakfast.  Fuelled up by this we took to the roads again climbing up countless hills throughout the day and arriving in Stockton by 5.00 just before the rain started.  A great day was had by all, and I’ve been grateful to everyone who has sponsored me to date!”

John will also be doing the Amsterdam Marathon in October to raise further funds for the NEAS.