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16 April 2012

Ambitious about Autism tests out The Olympic Stadium

Megan Lloyd running for the Gold Challenge

On Sunday 1 April, the brand new Olympic Stadium in Stratford filled with different organisations, charities and members of the public involved in The Gold Challenge in the first ever test event ahead of the 2012 London Olympics this Summer.

The Gold Challenge is a new opportunity that runs throughout 2012 to clock up 2012 km either individually or in a team taking part in as many of the Olympic Sports as you like. Kieran Johnson from the GlaxoSmithKline Gold Challenge team ‘Keep on Running’ is raising money for Ambitious about Autism and enjoyed the day along with a student of Treehouse School, his family, and staff and friends of Ambitious about Autism.

Dipika Thakrar from Ambitious about Autism said: "A golden moment full of fun and excitement! Proud to participate in the lead up to the main events…what an overwhelming experience! Thank you!"

Guests took part in a parade around the track and Megan Lloyd (pictured above), a member of staff at Treehouse School, even competed in the 100m sprint and won a silver medal on the day!

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There is still time to get your friends or colleagues together and enter the Gold Challenge to raise money for children and young people with autism.

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