Neve’s £1k scoot for autism care

Fundraiser Neve Irvine (10) with her scooter
Fundraiser Neve Irvine (10) with her scooter

A 10-year-old Kirkintilloch youngster with autism got on the road to raise £1,000 in just two weeks to help fellow 
sufferers and their families.

Neve Irvine told mum Lesley she wanted to do a three-mile sponsored scooter ride in 
aid of the National Autistic Society.

MP Jo Swinson

MP Jo Swinson

The Castlehill Primary School pupil was joined by family and friends for the fundraising scoot on the canal path near her home in Westergreens.

Neve set up a justgiving page with a £500 target - and both she and her mum were overwhelmed when the money just kept rolling in.

On her page, Neve said: “I was diagnosed with autism somewhere between five and six years old.

“I want to do this for the world and for awareness of autism, so in the future we can be more aware of this lifelong developmental disability. Go Team Neve!”

Mum Lesley said she wanted to thank everyone who 
supported Neve on the day.

She said: “Neve was really pleased with the £900 she raised. People have beens o generous.

“She decided to do this all by herself and set up the justgiving page online. I’m very proud of her.

“We managed to order t-shirts with “Team Neve 
Autism Awareness” and we were very lucky the weather on the day was so good.

“At first, Neve told me she wanted to raise a million pounds but I told her that was maybe a wee bit much!

“Raising the amount she did in the space of two weeks is fantastic, though. At the end, she was so excited and gave one of her friends a big hug. It was lovely.”

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There is still time to donate to Neve’s fundraising efforts. Visit