Members of the Ausum Kidz Club, which is run by our Renfrewshire branch, were joined by Mhairi Black MP for a sponsored bounce-a-thon on Saturday 12 November. 

The fun fundraiser aimed to raise money for the branch, which is run by volunteers and offers activities and advice in the local community. 

Around 30 children took part and bounced their way around a specially created course, which included a bouncy castle, space hoppers and trampettes – and Mhairi, who is the MP for the local area of Paisley and Renfrewshire South, joined in!

She said: “The National Autistic Society Scotland’s volunteers in Renfrewshire have set up a brilliant Saturday club. It is invaluable not only for autistic kids in this area, but also their parents and siblings. I'm really pleased I had the chance to come along and have a bounce on the bouncy castle!”

Veronica Colliety, chair of the Renfrewshire branch, said: “Our branch organised this event to raise money for our Ausum Kidz Club, which provides autistic children and their siblings with a place to have fun, make friends, and try new activities whilst their parents and carers chat and share experience.

“I’m so glad that Mhairi joined us to bounce, meet the families we support, and learn about autism. In total, our bounce-a-thon raised almost £600 for our club.”