Fundraising walk and carnival by Autism Resource Centre to be held at Sports Hub on Jul 1

After being conducted online for the past three years, ‘A Very Special Walk’ will return with a variety of on-site activities.

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Published: 26 June 2023, 3:24 PM

A line-up of fundraising activities including a 4.4km walk, concerts and carnival games will be offered at this year’s A Very Special Walk (AVSW), at Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Square on Jul 1.

The event is organised by the Autism Resource Centre Singapore (ARCS). This year’s theme, We’re Back!, signals the event’s return to an in-person format after being held online for the past three years.

The event will run from 8am to 2pm, while the walk begins at 8.15am. The walk can be completed at one’s own pace and should take an estimated one hour.

Mr Desmond Lee, the Minister for National Development & Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration will attend the event as the guest of honour.

While admission to the event is free, visitors may purchase a coupon booklet to use at the carnival for food and games. Each coupon booklet contains 25 coupons worth $50.

Purchasing of coupons can be done online with the option of self-collection or courier delivery. Alternatively, visitors may purchase directly from The Art Faculty at Enabling Village or Pathlight School.

Interested participants may take part in the event by signing up via AVSW’s website.

Aside from the carnival and walk, there will also be an online challenge held until Jul 1. According to ARCS, those interested can register any activity to complete as an individual or in a group as part of the online challenge. The activities can include walking, running, cooking, singing, dancing and more.

Through the activities, participants can raise funds for AVSW. They are encouraged to share their online challenges by tagging @averyspecialwalk on Facebook and @avsw_arc on Instagram for a chance to get featured on AVSW’s social media pages. Posts should include the #AVSW hashtag.

People who are unable to attend the events may also support ARCS by donating to the organisation via its website. Donations raised will be used to fund the programmes at ARCS.

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