Co-op shoppers’ support helps to raise £2,100 for Autism Berkshire’s Helpline

Autism Berkshire’s Helpline funds are to receive a boost of more than £2,100 thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Between April and mid-November, shoppers who are Co-operative Group members were able to choose Autism Berkshire to receive 1% of what they spent in shops and on other Co-op services.

This was topped up with fundraising activities by the two Co-op shops in Caversham and Co-operative Funeral Services, and proceeds from sales of carrier bags, to reach a total of £2,133.49.

Autism Berkshire will be receiving a cheque during a Community Fund celebration day being held this Saturday, November 25, at the Co-op shop at 142 Henley Road in Caversham, where we will have an information stall from 10am to 1pm.

Autism Berkshire’s Helpline is the only autism-specific service of its kind in Berkshire.

The free and confidential service is available between 10am and 1pm on weekdays by phone on 01189 594 594 (option 1) or by emailing Face-to-face appointments with a helpline adviser are also available at our office in Reading.

The Helpline offers information and advice to people on the autism spectrum, their parents and carers, and professionals working in the field or who come into contact with people living with autism.

Click here for more information about the Co-op Local Community Fund.