Writing on his Just Giving page, Aiden said:

"I am completing my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I have chosen to do fundraising for the charity my mum works for - MacIntyre. She works for MacIntyre No Limits and helps young adults with learning disabilities access education in the community."

Aiden added:

"I would like to help this charity because I believe education is really important and should be for everyone."

Move with MacIntyre, which runs from 1-31 March, encourages people from across the country to get on their feet and take part in an exercise of their choice to raise money for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you like to dance, walk or jog. You could challenge yourself to climb your stairs, counting your steps until you reach the equivalent of Mount Snowden, or hop on a bicycle and see how far you can cycle each day.

Last year, the challenge raised over £4,500 which was used to purchase technology such as iPads and laptops, providing opportunities for the people supported by MacIntyre to communicate with their families and friends during such a challenging year.

This year the funds raised from the challenge will be used to purchase outdoor and gardening equipment for the people supported by MacIntyre.


To support Aiden, you can donate via his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aidenpenny

To find out more about how you can support Move with MacIntyre, visit: https://www.macintyrecharity.org/events/move-with-macintyre/