Minister visits Autism Berkshire to mark Local Charities Day

The first Local Charities Day takes place tomorrow, Friday, December 16, and Autism Berkshire is playing its part in the event.

Reading East MP Rob Wilson, who is the Government’s Minister for Civil Society, will be visiting our office during the afternoon to hear about the range of support and services we provide to people and families living with autism across Berkshire.

He will meet some of the people who benefit from our services, along with staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters.

And our chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, visited No 10 Downing Street yesterday for a reception held to mark Local Charities Day, hosted by Mr Wilson and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Karen Bradley MP.

Jane is pictured, left, outside the front door of No 10 with Catherine McLeod, the chief executive of Berkshire charity Dingley’s Promise, which supports families with children under 5 who have additional needs and disabilities at centres in Reading, Wokingham and Newbury.