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Gabriela to hike the Seven Hills of Edinburgh for Number 6 One Stop Shop

Posted on 22nd September 2021

Gabriela White, who uses Number 6 One Stop Shop, is taking on the Seven Hills of Edinburgh hiking challenge to raise money for the Autism Initiatives hub.

On Sunday 26th September, Gabriela’s set to walk Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and Castle Rock.

Gabriela is autistic, and said that: “Number 6 is more than just a place, where autistic people find practical support and advice. It is, where many of them are actually introduced to the experiences of safety, non-judgement, belonging and believing in their own future.
I am and I always have been autistic, but for most of my life my feeling of being different did not have a name, nor explanation. I just knew that a lot of situations made me feel lonely and empty of hope for finding understanding."

Gabriela is taking part in the challenge as she wants other autistic people in Scotland to access the same level of support that she has benefitted from at number 6. She said: “Number 6 creates an atmosphere and sense of community, within which we can help each other. Such an opportunity should not be only a privilege for some but it should be a right for all autistic adults, wherever they are."

"…I would like to know that there are plenty of places like Number 6 for when our children grow up so that they don't have to feel hopeless and alone”.

Karina Williams, One Stop Shop Co-ordinator at Number 6 said that: “We are so proud of what Gabriela is doing for our one Stop Shop. It means so much that she wants to help us continue our legacy on into the future. Good luck, Gabriela, we’re all rooting for you!"

Read more about why Gabriela is taking on the challenge and support her by visiting her just giving page Find out more about Autism Initiatives One Stop Shops

Map showing the 7 Hills of Edinburgh that Gabriela will hike

Map showing the 7 hills of Edinburgh that Gabriela will take on for Number 6