Team Rudkin
Meet Robin, Tina, Monica and Ethan Rudkin - AKA Team Rudkin! This year they’ll be taking on the Spectrum Night Walk as a family, and walking 10k to raise money for our charity.

We caught up with Robin, who shared with us the inspiration behind his family’s fundraising adventure and offers some top training tips for fellow fundraisers

You can support Team Rudkin through Robin’s JustGiving page here.

Why did you sign up to Spectrum Night Walks?

We signed up to raise money for the National Autistic Society and people like my son Ethan, who is autistic. Tina, my wife, reckons I may be on the autistic spectrum myself.

We hope the funds will help transform the lives of families struggling to get a diagnosis for their child, as well as support services and social groups for newly diagnosed teenagers.

Any fundraising or training tips for those taking part this year?

Start with small walks (one mile) and build walking into family activities. Go and visit a historical place that has grounds to walk around and bring a packed lunch to make a day of it. You could join the National Trust and/or English Heritage. Go explore places of historical interest and the great outdoors.

Have you or your family received any support from our charity?

Local Bexley services hosted a Christmas dinner for my son to meet other +11 years old children on the spectrum. We’re currently waiting for the Bexley team to introduce a youth club specifically for +11 years old autistic children, so that my son can go to that as well.

What do each of you enjoy doing when you’re not busy fundraising?

I’m a freemason and Tina enjoys yoga and spiritualism. Our 14 year old daughter Monica loves singing, dancing and acting, and Ethan, our 12 year old son (who is autistic) is a comedian who loves playing computer games. 

Have you signed up for Spectrum Night Walks?

Put a spring in your step this April and take to the streets of London, Manchester or Glasgow for one of our famous Spectrum Night Walks.

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