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Friday, 02, May 2014 11:25

by Tom Walsh

A five-year-old autistic boy is providing inspiration for a charity motorcycle ride to raise money for a school for children learning disabilities.

Sam Robinson, who attends Battledown Friends School in Cheltenham, is the great, great-grandson of Daniel Robinson, who founded Robinson and Sons funeral directors in 1892.

He has not only raised £5,000 himself but also inspired a group of bikers to embark on an epic motorcycle journey, Herts and Essex Observer reports.

Alex Robinson, Sam's uncle, and close friend Peter Gunn will join 13 other friends who have been travelling from Land's End to John O'Groats and are due to return back to their hometown of Stortford tomorrow (May 2nd).

They have currently raised £21,000 but hope to reach their target of £28,000 so they can buy updated technology for the children of the school.

Mr Gunn told the news provider: "We're doing it because the school has helped Sam so much in his difficulties with autism, and what they've done has just been phenomenal."

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