Wolverhampton's Anil steps up for great causes

A man is aiming to step forward to complete a huge trek in aid of two charities close to his heart.

Anil Sarpal with his 11-year-old daughter Anya
Anil Sarpal with his 11-year-old daughter Anya

Anil Sarpal, from Tettenhall, Wolverhampton is aiming to complete a 1,000 mile-long challenge where he will be running, walking and hiking the distance.

He is planning to raise funds for the NSPCC and National Autistic Society.

Anil said: “I am doing a number of challenges to help support people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“I have my story as I have gone through some really low points mainly because I have been made to feel different amongst people.

“Through this I have lot of bad experiences that affected me later on in life. This is why I am also supporting NSPCC.

“I am doing this to help support the fight to stop cruelty against young children and to promote awareness for people who have Aspergers and ASD.

“People who have these symptoms are often taken advantage of and made to feel it’s their fault for being how they are.

“This can also be bullying whether physical or emotional as well as sexual and mental abuse is just the tip of so many forms of abuse.

Anil Sarpal with his 11-year-old daughter Anya

“I don’t want young people to go through experiences that will leave them mentally and psychologically scarred.

“People who have been subjected to abuse will know how lonely it gets and the affect it has on their lives. Some victims are left with very little self belief devastated by their experiences,” he added.

“I want to show it possible to move forward and do positive things by helping others.

“I am raising awareness and hopefully will achieve my target.”

Anil began his challenge on March 29 and is hoping to raise £5,000.

To donate to his fundraiser, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/A.Sarpal

Having raised £100 so far, he says on his page: “Thank you so much for your kind generosity – it’s more than a donation - it really makes a difference to the lives of young people.”

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