Category Archives: Fundraising

Grant from Bracknell Town Council gives £1,000 boost to Autism Berkshire services in town

Autism Berkshire has received a grant of £1,000 from Bracknell Town Council to support our services for autistic people in the town. The cheque was presented by the mayor, Councillor Sandra Ingham, whose nephew is autistic. Autism Berkshire’s projects and community fundraising officer Sarah Brown, pictured above with the mayor, thanked the council for its
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Skydive challenge delivers high-flying fundraising result

Mike Coventry’s leap into the unknown, taking part in a skydive from 14,000ft to help Autism Berkshire, has raised almost £1,600 for us. Mike, the husband of our Bracknell Home Visit Support Worker Gemma Coventry, took on the challenge despite being afraid of heights. But he enjoyed the experience so much that he would “do
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Becka takes on half-marathon challenge to thank Autism Berkshire for supporting her family

Becka Adams drew inspiration from her autistic sister Jessica when she when she decided to raise funds for Autism Berkshire by taking on the challenge of running her first half-marathon. On Sunday, May 13, 18-year-old Becka, from Bracknell, who works as an English and maths tutor for children, will line up with hundreds of other
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Kay’s fantastic fundraising drive nets £1,417 for Autism Berkshire

Kay Syed, from Slough, set herself a fundraising mission to help Autism Berkshire during Autism Awareness Week at the end of March, aiming to raise £100 – and ended up collecting more than £1,400. She decided to do something to thank us for our support after her four-year-old daughter Zahra, pictured above with Kay, received
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Find out all about Autism Berkshire’s role as Reading Buses’ Charity of the Year in new video

To mark Autism Berkshire’s role as Reading Buses’ 2018 Charity of the Year, we have commissioned a special video about the partnership. It features the launch of the Autism Berkshire bus – which will carry a special livery to promote us all year – at Reading Buses’ garage. Remember to keep an eye out for
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Autism Awareness Week 2018 marked with information, fundraising and training activities across Berkshire

Autism Awareness Week 2018 runs from Monday, March 26, until World Autism Awareness Day on Easter Monday, April 2. Autism Berkshire is running a series of events for autistic people and their families in the run-up and during the week itself. Among the highlights will be an awareness-raising event to launch the week at Broad Street
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Volunteers needed to support Autism Awareness Week fundraising collections

Autism Berkshire is finalising details of our activities for Autism Awareness Week 2018 at the end of March and is looking for volunteers to help with two fundraising collections. We will be carrying out a collection and raising awareness about autism at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on Thursday, March 22, from noon to 4pm. We
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Co-op Community Fund donation boosts Autism Berkshire’s Helpline

The Autism Berkshire team visited the Henley Road Co-op shop in Caversham on Saturday to collect a donation of more than £2,100 for our Helpline service from the Co-operative Group’s Local Community Fund. In addition to the cheque for £2,133.49, we received another £102.75 in donations at our information stall outside the shop during the Community Fund
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David conquers Giant Inflatable Obstacle Run challenge to raise funds for our Bracknell adult social group

David Blackburne, a member of our Bracknell adult social group and a keen athlete, took part in a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Run at Newbury Showground to raise funds for the group. Competitors tackling the 5k course on Sunday, October 29, had to negotiate 10 giant inflatable obstacles of all shapes and sizes. After completing the
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