Schoolboy Adam splashes out for autism charity

Adam Young (11), from Cupar, with his Swim for Autism map.
Adam Young (11), from Cupar, with his Swim for Autism map.
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An 11-year-old Cupar boy has raised more than £465 for charity by swimming 1616 lengths of a swimming pool while he was on holiday.

Adam Young undertook the sponsored swim during the ‘Swim for Autism’ challenge held to coincide with the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.

The idea was for swimmers to ‘swim’ through all 71 countries of the Commonwealth – 22 lengths for each country.

Karen Wilson, Scottish Autism’s fundraising manager, said: “We were amazed that a young boy showed such dedication during his holiday, swimming a huge distance and raising a significant amount for Scottish Autism.

“Adam definitely gets our gold medal!”

The money will go to Scottish Autism’s New Struan Playground Appeal, which is raising funds to improve the outdoor play area of its school, based in Alloa but which has children from all over Scotland.

So far, £92,374 has been raised towards the £145,437 target.