It’s funny how things work out isn’t it? I’m not a big believer in new years resolutions but wanted to take the start of the new year to energise and propel myself forward into 2014. The only way I know to do that is in a highly organised fashion so, with the aid of excellent iPhone and Mac desktop software 2Do, compiled a great (in every sense) list of goals and tasks to achieve this year. High on that list was seeing if I could find a non-profit/charity organisation in need of design/web/creative, that we could offer our services to when the need arose.

In a matter of weeks I’d heard about Fighting for Autism (being a father as well as a muay thai student, it was a perfect fit) and offered to put together some logo specifications for people around the world looking to reproduce the logo on signage at their gyms, on their clothing, or on posters. Around the world male and female warriors of the ring and the octagon, along with many other athletes, have put up their hands to spread awareness of autism through Fighting for Autism.

From there I thought it’d be a great idea if these were hosted online so naturally we needed a quick holding page for FFA. You can view it online here:

Fighting for Autism is run by one man (a father himself), desperately doing everything he can to spread awareness of autism via the world of martial arts and boxing. And all from his iPhone it would appear!). He is doing a fantastic job and, from the number of likes he’s picking up every day on the Facebook page, it’s only going to get bigger and bigger. We’ll do everything we can to support them through this establishment phase and beyond.

The moral of the story? Funnily enough, it’s not ‘do your bit for charity’, although maybe that’s not such a bad moral for this story. No, the moral of this story is that if you want to do anything in life, define what it is and put it into action. It’s simple but amazing how often we are all guilty of not doing that last part.

Best of luck with whatever positive action you take.

(If you’d like to support, donate or represent Fighting for Autism please get in touch with them through their Facebook page or their website).