Autism Initiatives Group is welcoming registrations for its third annual Walk for Autism campaign.

The fundraising challenge aims to bring people together to raise awareness and secure vital funds that will support those with autism, a condition that affects more than 700,000 individuals in the UK alone.

The charity is encouraging members of the public to walk the walk and not just talk the talk by taking 10,000 steps each day for eight days finishing on World Autism Awareness Day. Participants can walk solo, with a group of friends, family or colleagues or with other ‘Walk for Autism’ supporters.

Fundraising Manager at Autism Initiatives Group Liz Oakley said: “As a charity, we aim to help change the lives of people on the autism spectrum one step at a time and we’re calling on the general public to sign up for our annual ‘Walk For Autism’ campaign to help support this goal whilst encouraging community spirit and a sense of general health and wellbeing.

“Walkers will be sent a pedometer and a t-shirt to help them on their way, as well as receiving lots of support and advice so they can feel part of our nationwide network and come together to achieve something incredible for those who are affected by autism."

The money raised by ‘Walk for Autism’ will provide families with much-needed support and help autistic adults develop essential life skills.

Once signed up, the fundraising team known as ‘Walking Buddies’ are available on email to offer round the clock support. Registrants can also access a Facebook group to meet others supporting the initiative.

Sign up is open now and available until midday on March 21 with those stepping up to the challenge walking from March 26 up until World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2020.

To find out more about Walk for Autism or to sign up visit