SIBLINGS Yasmin and Adam Idrissi-Sbai came up with a very creative way to fundraise for the North East Autism Society this year.

The brother and sister, from Peterlee, County Durham, wanted to do something positive during the Covid-19 pandemic and hosted an online photography exhibition, asking friends and family to donate. 

Yasmin, 20, and Adam, 17, came up with the idea after they started taking photographs whilst out on walks in Sunderland, County Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire. And they raised an impressive £1202 during the event, which was hosted on Facebook between January and October 2021.

The pair chose to fundraise for NEAS as Adam, who is autistic, receives support from our Family Support services. 

“Adam goes out on Saturdays with NEAS staff, they go for walks which he really enjoys and sometimes does one of his favourite activities – trampolining,” says mum Eileen.

As well as enjoying walks with NEAS, Adam also likes to go on walks and take photos with his family – and this inspired both of them to fundraise.

Yasmin and Adam have never fundraised before but, following the success of their recent event, they are considering setting up a JustGiving page for public donations.

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