Ben faces fears and supports St Catherine’s
A school boy with autism which means he is scared of dogs, bees and wasps faced his fears on a walk to the park and raised £135 for St Catherine’s Hospice in the process!
Ben Davidson’s fears mean going to the park makes him feel very anxious.
As part of his work to overcome them, his mum Julie – the day therapy Sister at St Catherine’s – suggested that they take a walk to their nearby park.
As an incentive to succeed, the 11-year-old decided to collect sponsorship for his efforts – and picked St Catherine’s as the chosen charity because of his mum’s connection with the hospice.
In total Ben, who wore his Sonic the Hedgehog mask for the challenge, raised an amazing £135.
Julie said: “All of Ben’s family and friends are very proud of him for making this important journey.
“I see first-hand each day I’m at work how the money raised can help. It’s wonderful that he was able to turn something extremely difficult for him into something so positive for St Catherine’s.”
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