The Staffordshire area is home to one Kirsty Brearley – a Tower Bingo caller who is situated to take part in another number related endeavour when she tallies up the miles by performing an enormous charity walk.
The 29-year-old is tackling the 10-mile test to bolster individuals with a mental imbalance after her child was determined to have the condition – the condition her child has is autism, which has been receiving more and more coverage lately in a bid to raise awareness and support those living with it on a daily basis.
Kirsty and spouse Martyn had seen their son Alexander’s speech stop developing at only 6 months old and immediately knew that something wasn’t quite right with him.
“When it was proposed by a nursery nurture that he may have extraordinary needs it wasn’t that much of a shock really,” said Kirsty;
“I had an inclination something wasn’t right. I pushed and pushed and fortunately we were blessed with an early discovery by a youth advancement expert. We’re presently getting the help we require and couldn’t be happier.”
Alexander, albeit now three years of age, currently has the emotional development of a nine-month-old baby yet Kirsty is firm in her belief that he’s advancing more every day, and is seeing very noticeable changes in his behaviour patterns and understanding of the world around him.
He will shortly be attending Watermill School in Packmoor, in September and kirsty believes it’ll only serve to help him advance at an accelerated rate once he gets out into the real world and interacts with other children of the same age on a daily basis.
Kirsty added: “Regardless of the condition he’s a splendid and vibrant youngster and has an incredible comical inclination.”
Presently Kirsty is arranging a 10 mile supported stroll from Goldenhill Community Centre to the Britannia bar in Bradwell on Saturday, August 1, with all proceeds going to the National Autistic Society.
Kirsty, who runs a bi-month to month care group for different folks who have youngsters with a mental imbalance, says she is trusting the walk will get her closer to her objective of £1,000 for the organisation.
“I run the espresso mornings at Goldenhill Community Centre consistently every Thursday and I do a pool with donated prizes from work.
“My supervisor has been inconceivably generous and given me heaps of prizes like free games of bingo at my work place – he couldn’t have done more for me and I’m extremely appreciative.”
Seamus Duffy, the proprietor of Tower Bingo in Tunstall, where Kirsty works, said: “Kirsty is an energetic woman and a phenomenal mum.
“She takes everything in her stride and I truly respect everything that she’s doing to help bring issues to light for those with a mental imbalance.”
Kirsty also went on to say: “When individuals have questions concerning his condition and say things like ‘I’m sad for him’, I let them know not to be as we feel we’re unbelievably fortunate and wouldn’t transform him for the world.”
To make a gift, or for further points of interest on the walk, visit www.justgiving.com/Kirsty-Brearley