Lorna is a champion for autism awareness

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Pictured are members of Autism Eilean Siar receiving a cheque for £920 from half-marathon runner, Lorna Thomson.

Lorna, from Ness, ran three half-marathons in seven weeks in aid of the group, which supports people and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

The 34-year-old, who works with children with autism, said she’d never run a half-marathon before.

“I started running out of enjoyment and then thought I could do it for charity”, said Lorna, “I got a t-shirt specially made, highlighting the positive attributes of autism.

“I think it’s important to increase understanding about autism spectrum disorders and lose stigma around them. I’m hoping to be selected for the 2016 London Marathon.”

Autism Eilean Siar allows people who are on the autistic spectrum to meet and support each other.

The group also works towards providing better awareness about autism in the community. Chairman Maclean said: “We’re so thankful for the donation, Lorna has done really well.”