Oliver on flyer for charity

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Dedicated teenager Oliver Morgan - who has a form of autism – is running a special train to raise awareness of the condition.

The 14-year-old from Kinsley, who has Asperger syndrome,has organised the special event at Kirklees Light Railway to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

Oliver, who has previously shaved his head for the charity, first launched The Asperger’s Flyer, at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - where he is a regular assistant tour guide - last August.

The Flyer has travelled around various heritage railways across the country but will arrive at Kirklees Light Railway for the first time next month.

Stuart Ross, general manager at Kirklees Light Railway, said: “We are looking forward to hosting The Asperger’s Flyer as it is such a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of autism.”

Oliver, a pupil at Minsthorpe Community College,said: “When I shaved my head with my friend Joseph Halloway a year ago, I couldn’t have envisaged our work being as popular as it is now.

“Our event with the Kirklees Light Railway is a massive step forward in our aim to establish a strong and lasting link to individual pockets of the autistic spectrum within communities.

“As The Asperger’s Flyer grows and prospers, I look to the future with hope that I can carry on my work to help people just like me.”

The flyer will be at Kirklees Light Railway on Saturday, May 24 with trains departing between 11am and 3.40 pm.