Family Picnic at Forbury Gardens in Reading 2018

More than 100 people enjoyed a Family Picnic we held to get the 2018 summer holidays off to a great start. The event took place at Forbury Gardens in Reading on Friday, July 27, and was organised with help from a team of teenage volunteers from the National Citizen Service. Our Charity of the Year partners Reading Buses also provided support and Sainsbury’s at Winnersh, where we are also Charity of the Year, donated food for the picnic lunches.

Finding the mark – Jacob Southam and Jacc Hornby at the ball shy

Members of the Autism Berkshire team with the young volunteers from the National Citizen Service who helped to organise and run the event

A picture of concentration at the face-painting area

Getting stuck into slime-making

Jacc Hornby and Jacob South take aim at the ball shy

Decorating cakes ready for the picnic

Gone fishing…

Drinks ready for lunch donated by Sainsbury’s at Winnersh

Action at the ball shy

Setting up our gazebo in sun-baked Forbury Gardens

With visitors from Reading Buses, which supported the event