As we celebrate our 5th birthday we wanted to send out a huge thankyou to all those organisations big and small, local companies, and amazing people who have given their support in the form of cash donations, goods or their valuable time to help us reach this point.
We set out to tackle the lack of social opportunities for secondary school age pupils on the spectrum and launched with a single Pokemon Club for a handful of young people, and have grown to run 11 groups offering five different themed Saturday clubs with around 90 children and young adults joining in once a month or more.
We added parent support services along the way, including 1:1 home visits and informal drop in sessions in Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell and are proud to be a service provider for East Berks Autism and ADHD service, known as GEMS (https://www.gems4health.com/).
Everything we do relies on grants, donations and the kindness of people committed to making a positive difference to the lives of local families affected by autism. From the crayons we use at craft club through to the funding which ensures our staff are fully trained and able to provide safe, supportive clubs along with knowledgeable, warm and friendly parent support – it is all only made possible through continued support. We are immensely grateful, we never take it for granted and we will continue to work hard to use it all wisely and well on behalf of the families we support.
Here is our roll call of honour – thank you!
· Albert Hunt
· BCF Essential Resources
· Children in Need
· Coop Community Fund
· Edward Gostling
· Louis Baylis
· Maidenhead Lions Legacy Award
· Maidenhead Rotary Club
· Maidenhead Round Table
· MCKS Foundation
· Pebbles Short Breaks
· Prince Philip Trust
· St James’s Place
· The Entertainer Reading
· The National Lottery Community Fund