Catherine Unsworth

I’m taking part in Walk for Autism 2022!
26th March to 2nd April

My Activity Tracking

108,497
steps

My target 80000 steps

Total 108,497 steps

My goal 80000 steps

I am taking on this challenge for Autism Initiatives, an amazing organisation who do so much to raise awareness and acceptance of autism. They also provide vital support for individuals like my son, and for families like ours.

My inspiration will of course be my two precious children. Our gorgeous, hilarious, bright, mischievous, perfect son, Joshua, who has recently received his autism diagnosis, amazes his Daddy and me every single day. He finds such joy and happiness in the simplest of things and has so much fun exploring the world in his own unique way. Isabelle, our beautiful, caring, feisty, funny, perfect daughter, is only 3 years old and is already such a superstar! She keeps everybody entertained with her singing, dancing and stories and has us laughing all the time! Without even realising it, she is Josh’s biggest supporter, and she makes us so immensely proud. Together, Josh and Izzy are like a little comedy duo! In all honesty, their relationship has taken time to develop. Josh has always found it a challenge to engage with other children, but over time (and largely thanks to Izzy’s determination and persistence!), their bond is certainly growing and they both get so much out of it! 


On our autism adventure, some moments/situations/days are obviously more testing than others, but we wouldn’t change it for anything! Yes, there are meltdowns. Yes, there are rigid routines that we have to stick to. Yes, there are many times when the house is a mess from being turned upside down as we desperately search for a missing bath sponge, sauce sachet, hairbrush or whatever it is that we are collecting that week! However, the tough times are far outweighed by the infectious giggles, tight squeezes, milestones being hit (no matter how small!) and above all, by watching the bond between our children blossoming with every new day.


As a family, we may only just be starting our autism journey, but already we feel like as our awareness grows, our lives are becoming more enriched. We want to help raise awareness and acceptance of autism so that many others can experience this enrichment too. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!


I will be challenging myself to complete 10,000 steps every day for 8 days. I’ll be getting my steps in by walking as much as possible with the children, and also on a couple of runs. I know lots of parents will understand how hard it can be to get time on their own and so I’ve recently taken up running to give myself the ‘me time’ that I need! It therefore seems like the perfect idea to make up my steps by challenging myself to add in some running throughout my 8 days too. I’m planning on marking the start of my steps with a 10k run on Day 1 and celebrating the end of my steps with a 10k run on Day 8.


I would be so grateful for any donations you are able to make - no donation is too small. Please help me to make every step count!


My Achievements

Added Profile Picture

Shared Fundraising Page

First Donation

Halfway to Fundraising Target

Fundraising Target Reached

Walked 10,000 Steps

Fundraising Legend

Raised £20

Reached Step Target

Walked 80,000 Steps

Thank you to my Sponsors

£65

Moo Music Moovers

£50

Mike Unsworth

£50

Sue Smith

Good luck x

£50

Anonymous

£50

Nicole Gainford

£50

Maureen Davied

Good luck my amazing daughter, raising awareness and helping to make the world a better place for people like our wonderful grandson 💙 xx

£31.20

Emma W

Go Catherine! You are amazing! Good luck Love the Winstanleys x

£28.08

Emma Mc

💙

£26

Karen Unsworth

Well done Catherine, this is such a good way to support the charity

£22.88

Stephen Jones

We are all very proud of our Joshua and his lovely parents and sister! X

£22.88

Uncle Dan And Auntie Megan

£22.88

Denise

Enjoy your running and walking x

£22.88

Veronica Riley

£22.88

Alex Davies

£22

Felicity Harrison

Good luck xxx

£20.80

Auntie Shell & Uncle Andy

£20.80

Annette

Catherine you go girl. Trish and me are sending all the love to you and your fab wee family. Xxxxx

£20.80

Gemma Rood

Good luck to our lovely neighbour 🌟

£20.80

Anne Morgan

So proud of you Catherine. You go girl. Love you and the kids loads. Auntie Anne xxx

£20.80

Claire Sunners

💙

£20

Katie & Jo Carine

Woo woo go on Catherine. You got this mama. Well done you xx

£20

Lynne And David Xx

Sending our love and support to you all Catherine. I’m going to join you in spirit and try to do the same. Lynne and David xx

£20

Jane Mcginnity

Lots of love to you all. Enjoy your walking x

£12.48

Jo

Go Catherine. What an amazing effort and inspiration 👏🏻

£12.48

Karen Pickett

Amazing Catherine and your beautiful family Well done xxx

£12.48

Tracey Ashcroft

Good luck xx

£12.48

Helen

You are all amazing!! Xxx

£12.48

Rachel Melton

£12.48

Emma Jones

Xxxx

£12.48

Maxine Gash

£12.48

Jane Wood

Well done on your walk, for such a well-worthy cause. 👍 xx

£12.48

Dawn Ryan

Glad to help such a lovely family. Now get walking Catherine 🤗

£12.48

Hannah Connolly

Lots of love 😘

£12.48

Eileen

Josh is lucky to have such a caring, supportive family. Go Catherine, you can do this!

£12.48

Stuart & Julie

£12.48

Debbie Bradbury

Such a lovely family . Good luck Catherine xxx

£12

Rebecca Parkinson

£12

Sally Mckay

You’re an inspiration Catherine! Good luck! Lots of love, Sally, Paul & Charlie xxx

£12

Shirley

Good luck Catherine on your Walk for Autism challenge. Much love from Tony and Shirley

£10.40

Jane Brown

Well done Catherine. Smashed it!

£10.40

Katie, Tom & Nathan

£10.40

Margaret Doran

£10.40

Steph & Clementine

£10.40

Debs Boswell

Josh is so lucky to have such wonderful and caring family. Catherine you are an inspiration, happy walking.

£10

Caron Bandell

£5.20

Anne Frost

Well done! Making a difference . . . Xx

£5.20

Daphne Barlow

£5.20

Lauren Brown

Good luck. From Lauren and Otis xx

£5.20

Rachael Fishwick-arnold

Well done! Supporting a wonderful cause, you've done everyone proud. Keep up the great work!

£5

Rebecca Nation

Go you!!! From Rebecca and Oliver x

£5

Elizabeth Marchant

£5

Laura Kinney

£5

Melanie Hunt

Good luck with your miles!!