Robert Campbell, 36, said he started to notice some changes in his three-year-old son Harry’s behaviour during lockdown.
After going through the correct avenues, Harry was eventually diagnosed with autism in January.
Robert now wants to do his bit alongside his son to make people more aware of what the condition actually is.
He told the Chronicle: “We want to spread the word and make more people aware of the help they can get.
“I got in touch with Barnsley Football Club and they were really supportive.
“We’re going to be doing a bucket fundraiser on April 1 at the Morecambe match to raise money for the National Autistic Society as it coincides with autism awareness week.”
Barnsley FC aren’t the only football club to get involved with Robert and Harry’s fundraising mission, though.
“We reached out to the wider footballing community to hold a prize draw,” he added.
“Barnsley, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford have all donated matchday tickets.
“We’ve had a signed ball from Rotherham United and Manchester United are sending over some signed photos.
“The prize draw will start of March 27 and end at 12pm on April 2.”