In April this year, Sophie Walker completed the London Marathon and raised £4,000 for the National Autistic Society to raise awareness of Asperger's Syndrome. Running the Marathon for this cause was hugely significant for Sophie as her daughter Grace was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as a young child.
In her book Grace Under Pressure, Sophie shares the daily highs and lows of raising a child with Aspergers and the challenge of becoming a long-distance runner. Described by Sophie as a love letter to her daughter, this moving a hugely inspirational memoir shows that strength can be found – and in unexpected places.
We've been hugely inspired by Sophie's achievement (and in awe of the fact that she ran the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday) and we'd really love to hear about the things you are doing to raise money for good causes.
Share your story in the comments box below and we'll select three people at random to receive a free copy of Grace Under Pressure.
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Grace Under Pressure is available to buy now from all good bookshops. It is also available to download as an e-book so you can add it to your Sony ereader, Kindle, Kobo or iPad. You can read more on Sophie's blog: courage-is.blogspot.co.uk.
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