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Fantastic Reading Buses’ Open Day makes big difference to our fundraising

Reading Buses’ 2018 Open Day was a stunning success and gave a great boost to the amount being raised for Autism Berkshire as the company’s 2018 Charity of the Year. The event, on Sunday, July 1, was the biggest single fundraising event of our year-long partnership – but watch out for news of more activities
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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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Updated leisure activities information now available

Details of forthcoming Autism Berkshire leisure activities, including trampolining and some of our youth groups, are now available. Dates have been fixed for the rest of 2018 for sessions of the Reading Games Club for autistic children aged eight to 15 and their siblings, and of the Level Up Club for autistic young people aged
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Busy week raising awareness and understanding of autism across Berkshire

Autism Berkshire’s team has been out and about during Autism Awareness Week 2018 at a series of events to increase awareness and understanding of autism. We made an early start on Wednesday last week with a training workshop in Reading for professionals, led by Berkshire autism advocate Carly Jones, looking at safeguarding for autistic girls. And
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Join us at Autism Awareness Week 2018 activities across Berkshire

Next week is Autism Awareness Week 2018 and Autism Berkshire will be out and about across the county to improve understanding and acceptance of autism among the public. We made an early start with an information stand at The Oracle Centre in Reading yesterday, pictured above, but there is plenty more to come over the next
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