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Marea joined Autism Initiatives team of Super Santas

Posted on 5th December 2022

The new Executive Head of Educational Services at Autism Initiatives stepped out in her Santa suit on Sunday, as part of the charity’s Santa Dash team.

This December, thousands of St Nick’s descended on the streets the streets of Liverpool for the city’s famous 5km Santa Dash event.

Marea Rawlings, the new Executive Head of Educational Services at Autism Initiatives was joined by 67 other Autism Initiatives Santas as they took part in the day of fun and festivities, and painted the town red!

The staff team decided to take part in the BTR Liverpool Santa dash to raise the profile of autism understanding and acceptance, as well as vital funds for projects that will enhance the lives of autistic people across the UK & Ireland.

Autism Initiatives challenged colleagues from more than ten different teams to ‘dash across Liverpool’ and run, jog or walk the 5K fun-filled festive event fuelled by real Christmas spirit. It is a real testament to the commitment and dedication of the charity’s amazing staff that so many chose to take part, forming the largest team in this year’s dash!

Miss Rawlings joined the organisation in September and was blown away by the ‘services and support on offer to autistic people and their families delivered by the charity’, and didn’t hesitate in taking up the challenge.

She didn't take on the challenge alone. Before the event Marea said: “I’m so passionate about the work the charity delivers that my 5-year-old son will be running with me in his mini-Santa suit”. Miss Rawlings added: “With so much uncertainty in the world, the children and young people the charity support need services now more than ever”.
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