Team Cariad

We're fundraising for our beautiful Cariad

Our Team are stepping up to Walk for Autism to show how much we all care about autism. 


This subject is particularly important to us. We have jumped many hurdles with Cariad who is 3 years old and are continuing to do so to get the correct level of support and attention that our wonderful little girl needs.  


We are faced with testing daily scenarios and a very routined life style. Albeit very hard and foreign, it makes milestones and “normal” progressions extremely exciting ! Cariad is non-verbal and her eye contact is fleeting, who struggles with expressing her needs so becomes very frustrated and head-bangs but she is developing in her own way week by week and we couldn’t be more proud. Anybody that gets to be a part of our little girl’s life is super lucky, she’s the best!


Cariad loves her Marge Simpson figure and her taggie, they go everywhere with her as they are her comfort ❤️, she enjoys puzzles, jumping on anything bouncy and being outdoors. She’s extremely introverted and doesn’t really tend to mix and mingle with other children her own age or younger. She has a wonder caring older Sister Seren who looks after her and tries so hard to understand Cariad and her needs.


We are currently getting support from the Paediatrician, Orthotic and Speech & Language Therapy, as well as support at her Playgroup. It would be lovely to give back to those who help support us, so we can unite and continue to all grow together !


Autism for years was a very taboo subject that was rarely spoken about, but I feel that being open and spreading awareness has really helped me mentally. Knowing I’m not alone, and there are other parents going through the same procedures and processes is extremely comforting. Cariad is our world!

Let’s talk and spread awareness …


With all that being said, 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. Even if it’s 50p, it all helps 😊


Thank you for helping me to spread autism acceptance and understanding, let’s make the big wide world an exciting place, not scary one.

To keep our team safe we will follow the current guidelines so we can walk solo if need be, or we can walk together at a safe distance but we will always be cheering each other on in our team to walk 10,000 steps every day for 8 days. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

£50

Steve Dawes

You GO Girl, well done

£31

Heidi Devine

Janet wishing you all the best. I know you’ll crack this easily!! Love and hugs to you Cariad and all the family xxxx

£31

Janet Dawes

Thank you to Mandy Maye, Sharon Perkins, Helen Copus, Elaine Lynch and Mrs Lloyd for your donations x x

£28

Victoria Hughes

£23

Stephen Davies

£21

Julie Hobbs

My heart goes out to you and Louise, I know you both do this easily thinking of you all as I know what it's like personally 💙 💙

£21

Chris Ritter

Well Done

£21

Becky

£21

Jackie Woods

£21

Janet Dawes

£21

Julie Williams

£21

Louise Dawes

£20

Linda

£20

Ronald Shottle

You are doing amazing, well done x

£20

Simon Ritter

Good luck with the fundraising!

£20

Rob Williams

£17

Lisa Reese

Hope you both enjoy yourselves, a wonderful thing to do. Best wishes to team Cariad ❤

£17

Julia Walters

£16

Victoria Laurie

£12

Andy Wright

Well Janet you got this

£12

Sophie James

Your amazing babe well done xxxx

£12

Sally Stevens

£12

Emma Thorpe

Good luck on your walk jan

£12

Michelle Williams

Good luck Jan and Louise on your walk xxx

£12

Barbara Hill

Sending love to you all...especially Cariad.❤

£12

Emma Powell

£12

Deborah Baird

Good luck on your walk.Hope the weather is fitting for you.🥰

£12

Tania Sully Nee Parry

£12

Wendy Andrews

Well Done Jan xx

£12

Deb Donovan

Good luck Jan 🥰

£12

Wendy Andrews

Stay strong lovely, you can do this xx

£12

Katrina Lavelle-counsell

Hi Jan so sorry to read what you and Louise are going through watching Cariad and feeling helpless. It's such a waiting game for appointments these days but with your determination you will get there. Such a beautiful little girl xx

£12

Tania Sully

Cariad is so lucky to have you as her Nan, I know you'll complete this walk too. Well done 👍. xx

£12

Gail Brooksbank

£12

Anonymous

£10

Heidi Devine

Wishing you good luck in your challenge Janet xx

£10

Margaret Thomas

All done Jan good luck with this, a cause so close to my heart

£10

Joanne Martin

You are a wonderful Nan to all your grandchildren Jan always there to help,good luck on your walk.❤️

£10

Tracy Godwin

Just keep walking you can do it😀

£10

Ann Cork

Good luck Jan

£10

Margaret Lee

Good luck to you all, hope you have answers and treatment for Cariad very soon. Xx

£10

Nicola Martin

Good luck jan - I hope you get some answers for Cariad

£10

Jacky Stacey

Good luck to you both xx

£10

Ruth

£10

Julie Taylor

Well done

£10

Sharon Baker

£10

Wendy

£10

Cyntia

£10

Beverly Jayne

£10

Tracy Jones

£10

Cheryl Cocks

Thank you Cheryl Cocks

£5

Cerys Rogers

xxx

£5

Hazel Walding

Good luck xx

£5

Kathryn Bush

£5

Sarah Murrell

Sending you both lots of luck for your walk ❤️

£5

Rachael

Fab cause, hope you raise lots xx

£5

Lindsey

£5

Clare Turner

💜

£5

Janet Dawes