Sarah Goldsmith

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

My Activity Tracking

635,543
steps

My target 80000 steps

Total 635,543 steps

My goal 80000 steps

Walking continues on holiday in Spain 😎 🌞

Having a lovely family holiday with fair bit of walking done too 😀 
We are well on track to hit our new target, we've slowed down the steps on a few days as Harry getting quite tired and hot. Weather been amazing and still have a week left of our holiday. 
Harry's found it a little challenging this year being away, he's definitely found the word no a lot!! A big change to his home routine but he is doing so well!!

Continuing steps in April 😀

I've decided I'm going to keep trying to get 10000 steps a day this month. 
My fitbit is linked again to my page and I want to see if I can get another 270,000 steps from today, 4th April.
That would bring our total to around 447,000 steps total target... see how it goes 😀 ❤️ 💙 

We did it!!

We finished our 8 day challenge on 2nd April, so pleased we exceeded our step target ending on over 140,000 and raised over £3400 which is absolutely amazing 😀 

We can't thank all of our sponsors enough. Friends, family and work colleagues have been such a huge support to us throughout. We couldn't have done it without them. 

It was so important to us to do something for others, help a cause that will support so many find the help and guidance so desperately needed throughout their journeys. 

It has been and still is so hard to know where to look when you need help, sometimes you don't know there is help out there which makes it harder to know if you are doing the right thing or how you should be supporting your child, your brother or sister, your friend...
I am so glad we could give something back. 

I've added Harry's steps today too that he did at school too show he was walking too 😃 

Thank you again to everyone ❤️ 🦕 🦖 🍎 

Employer matched giving donation 😃

Thank you so much to my employer, JLL who have contributed £250 donation today to support the challenge!!
Cannot thank you enough for your support and generosity!
Thank you
Sarah & Harry 🦕 🦖 🍎 💙 

How are we doing so far 😃 🦕 🦖

Hello
Well, we are on day 5 and can say we have now exceeded our steps target for the week! I will have over 15000 today and Harry's up to around 10000 too - very busy boy and loving his new step counter too 😃 

Harry's school are showing their support of the challenge this week too sharing our link and story on twitter and newsletter - such a wonderful thing to do.  
They are always such a huge support to us all every day and amazing school Thank you to everyone at Addington Valley Academy we are truly lucky to be part of this school family!!

Taking pictures every day and sharing on Facebook how we are doing, wearing my tshirt with pride and raising awareness, acceptance and donations as each challenge day passes. 

THANK YOU EVERYONE 
🦕 🦖 ❤️ 💙 💜 

Day 1 & 2 complete 😀

Now starting day 3 and we have already completed half our steps target!
Still raising awareness,acceptance and donations this week too which is amazing!
Thank you to everyone, have added some pictures of our journey so far this week, bring on day 3 😊 🦕 🦖 

Today's the day 💙 💜

Today is the start of our challenge!! Sun's shining, tshirt on and ready to go 😎 😀 

1 day to go 😃

One more day to go till we start our challenge 🙌 
Got my tshirt ready, cake sale at work to mark the first day and add to our fundraising page 
Excited 😊  be taking lots of pictures to show how we are doing, Harry & me are ready to go 👍 

Update on our progress ❤️

Harry's not been too well this week but he's better this weekend and been to mini athletics again he loved it!

Loads of running and Jumping, mainly doing his own thing as he cannot focus on instructions given if too quick or too much information. Was a little too loud in the hall at times so Harry covered his ears until he was comfortable with the noise. 

The coach is so good with him encourages Harry along and doesn't put too much focus on him when he doesn't follow the instructions or activity. 
Harry watched the other children and copied some of the things they were doing.

Such a good day and lots of practise steps added, well done Harry ☺️ ❤️

How we are doing so far.. 👣

We've been managing to get to 10,000 steps since we started tracking our steps, this weekend is slower though as Harry's not well so taking it little easy.
Harry's been starting to copy words and using his communication book to let us know what he wants. Loves singing he babbles the tune and the odd word starts to come out too!! Really learning old macdonald he's got the tune and now getting clearer with the animals and sounds they make!! Gives himself a clap too when he's had enough 😊
Having a weekend of playing with his animal toys and get back on the steps practicing again this week! 

My work shared our story this week too, amazing to see how many people have viewed our page helps so much to raise awareness and maybe a few more people signing up to the challenge too😊

Good luck to all and thank you, will keep my page updated and add some pictures too 

Practicing our 10000 step challenge

We've been doing bit of walking last few days now we are over the colds!! Going to start tracking our steps so we are ready for the big day!
Harry has been very chatty recently really picking up words even singing his favourite song at the moment old macdonald! Will keep us entertained on our walks 😊

First Post 😊

This is my first time signing up to take part in walk for autism.
I wanted to do this for and with my son Harry who is 5 years old. He was diagnosed with autism in 2020 and is our pride and joy!! 
He is the happiest most loving boy, he is my ray of sunshine every day, my world! 
Everyday we are learning with Harry how to support his needs and development. He is virtually non verbal in recent months hes starting to pick up the odd new word mainly functional words /objects especially apple his favourite food!! He can't yet say mummy and daddy but we are working on it 😊
He can be sensitive in crowded places etc loves his films, music and playing with dinosaurs! 
It is an emotional journey and at times I question am I doing everything that he needs am I doing the right thing for him? My friends, family and work colleagues are amazing and such a huge support to us all.  
More recently I've reached out to organisations around for help and guidance and suddenly I don't feel as alone.. 
This is why I want to give something back to those who do help and need to raise funds to continue to help everyone that needs it!! 
Thank you so very much to everyone who has supported and donated I can't express how much this means to me, really does mean the world! Friends, family, work colleagues THANK YOU

I'm walking for my 5 year old son Harry

I’ve stepped up to Walk for Autism to show how much I care about autism.

I’ll be challenging myself to walk 10,000 steps every day for 8 days while raising much needed funds to support autistic people in the UK and Ireland.

Help make my steps count and show your support by donating today!

Thank you for helping me to spread autism acceptance and understanding.

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

£875

Elaine Kern

Well Done on reaching your steps target and all the hard work in raising awareness for Autism.

£300

Chloe Everley

Donations from Chloe’s amazing cake sale

£250

J L L Match Funding

Employer Match Funding from JLL

£104

Sanjay Shah

Well done Sarah on your continued achievements.

£104

Geoff Leicester

Well done Sarah it’s amazing what you’re doing😊

£100

Anonymous

Good Luck Sarah

£78

Mark Baker - Integral

Good luck Sarah. A great cause

£62.40

Denny Whiteman G&a

£60

Glades Team Cake Sale 26.03.22

Thanks to our amazing Glades team we raised another £60 today from a cake sale! As well as 3 direct donations! Thank you 😊

£52

Ian Roff

Good luck Sarah & Harry

£52

James And Vicky At Cushman & Wakefield

Great effort and a worthy cause.

£52

Ben Notley

Well done Sarah, great cause.

£52

Dennis Whiteman

Good luck from G&A

£52

Blackfox Creative Limited

Best of luck Sarah

£50

Blackline Creative

Good luck Sarah - it's a great cause to be supporting! BLC

£50

Steve Goldsmith

Well done...

£50

Vicky, Dec & Dermot

£46

Mia Olone

Well done both of you on all your hard work🥇

£41.60

Tom Mcdermott - Focus Fm

Good Luck!!

£41.60

Mark Haynes

Great thing you're doing Sarah, well done. You'll smash it!

£31.20

Charles

Good Luck Sarah & Harry!

£31.20

Eloise

Well done! So proud of you ❤️❤️

£31.20

Darren&lisa

£30

Angela, Dan, Chloe & Henry

Good luck!

£30

M&d

£28.08

Jason Mc

Well done Sarah xJx

£26

Dan Daly

Go for it Sarah! And love the photo of Harry!

£26

Marja-liisa Simmons

Good luck Sarah. Such a good cause xx

£22.88

Kerri, Elliot And Lilah Xx

Sarah, you are such an inspiration! This is an amazing cause and you are doing a great job raising awareness too!

£22.88

Bradley Masters

£22.88

Jacqueline Knight

Very good cause as funds are so needed. Well done Sarah.

£22.88

Stuart Moss

Great cause, best of luck Sarah & Harry

£22.88

Andrea Stevens

Sarah, Harry and you are amazing xxx

£22.88

Pauline Mark

Good Luck Sarah!

£22.88

Matthew Compton

Your gonna smash this hun!!!

£22.88

Hayley Gisborne

Good luck Sarah! X

£22

Mitch & Daniela

£22

Ros Oxley

Best of luck Sarah although I know you won't need it.

£20.80

Ian Jeffrey

Great work keep it up….hope you are keeping well x

£20.80

Pippa Taylor

Good luck Sarah! Wishing you every success XX

£20.80

Anonymous

Good Luck!

£20.80

Sophie Harbinson

<3

£20.80

Linda Mckenna

Good Luck :)

£20.80

Elaine Kern

Keep up the good work x

£20.80

Sue Bowers

£20.80

Simon Cuckow

Best of luck Sarah & Harry!

£20

Elaine Kern

Good Luck Sarah - will it be the Marathon next time?

£20

Alison Magee

Well done Sarah. What a great cause.

£20

Mum And Susie

£16.64

Lukasz

Well Done to you both !!!

£16.64

Anonymous

£16.64

Tatiana Fledrzynska

The small things can make a big difference. Good luck!

£16.64

Angie Brooks... Neighbourish :)

Great cause. You and Steve are fantastic parents and Harry is a joy to be around. You'll smash it. X

£15.60

Tatiana Fledrzynska

£15.60

Stephanie Wallis

Good luck honey, you’ll smash it xx

£15

Glades Cake Sale 27.03.22

Second day of the Glades cake sale. £15 raised in cash along with another 2 direct to page donations. Thank you to the Glades team and Bromley Town centre police team 3 for your support 😀 🦕 🦖

£12.53

Jacqueline Knight

£12.48

Daniel Daly

Good luck on day one! Gutted I won't be there for cake but here's a little something towards the sale and seeing you in colour!!

£12.48

Rachel O’lone

Fantastic way to raise much needed funds and awareness 💚

£12.48

John Reilly- Addington Valley Academy

Well done Harry, we are super proud of you and your mum

£12.48

Margaret Delport

Great cause 👍

£12.48

Josh Tindell

Good luck!

£12.48

Robert Wills

Good luck Sarah! Great cause to be supporting.

£12.48

Mike Furlong

Well done Sarah, great work!👏

£12.48

Nancy Burton

Well done Sarah!

£12.48

Corina Stracey

You are fantastic. Well done!!!!

£12.48

Carole

Keep it up, you can do it.

£12.48

Joanna Kavanagh

Hope you don't get blisters!!! Good luck xxxx

£12.48

Miss M M Olone

Good luck Sarah. Great way to raise awareness:)

£12

Kieron Murphy

Good luck, great cause

£12

Clare Boddice

Good luck Sarah - you'll smash the target!

£12

Sharon Wilson

😊👍🏽

£12

Tony Wood

Good Luck with the Walk Sarah 🙂🙂

£10.40

Jake Wood

My brother has autism i work in levis in the glades and supporting the cause my names Jake ☺️

£10.40

Juliet Wyatt (stylist)

What a great cause - well done you!

£10.40

Margaret Delport

Great work Sarah & Harry doing so well 💪🙌 raising awareness for a very important disability that is so often misunderstood 👍

£10.40

Mark Haynes

Thanks for the carrot cake!

£10.40

Sarah Jones

£10.40

Daniel Mark

Good luck Sarah & Harry 👍🙂

£10.40

Sarah Cowan

Brilliant cause x

£10

Jayne Kelly

Well done Sarah and Harry - your doing an amazing job raising Awareness and funds for this brilliant Charity :)

£10

Elaine Kern

Great Cakes!!!! - Keep up the good work:-)

£10

Nuvit Salih

Good Luck Sarah :) Every penny will count and you can be proud that you are making a difference to the charity and for Harry x

£10

Elaine Kern

Good Luck x

£10

Sarah Goldsmith

£10

Louie

Cash donation from my amazing work colleague Louie

£7.28

Mia Olone

£7.10

Cormac

Very kind donation from work colleague cormac 😀

£6.24

Connor Funnell

With love and thanks from Bromley Town Centre Team 3!

£6.24

Jayne Kelly

£5.20

Amy Minnette

Raffle

£5.20

Megan Olone

£5.20

Claire Humble

Good Luck Sarah xxx lots of love from Claire lucas x zoe and georgia

£5.20

Emma Brozdowski

£5

Chloe

Final donation from Chloe’s cake sale

£5

Clare Boddice

Well done Sarah & Harry. Keep it up 😀

£5

Courtney Lovell

good luck x

£5

Chloe

Late donation from cake sale x

£5

Steph's Mum

Good Luck

£4.16

Dave Slade

raffle tickets.

£4

Chloe

Chloes entry to the raffle

£4

Victoria Powley

Just to top it up x

£3.12

Rachel Olone

Auction 💚

£2.08

Noel Fernandez

£1.04

Jayne Kelly

Delicious Danish pastry !! 😋