Supporting Autism Wessex’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Supporting Autism Wessex’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
20 Sep 2018

Turning 50 is certainly an occasion to celebrate – and that is exactly what Autism Wessex has done this year, with hundreds of families attending their special anniversary family fun day.

Having supported Autism Wessex over the past six years we have a fantastic relationship with the charity, which provides specialist services for adults and children affected by autism and its associated difficulties. This year we were delighted to get behind them once again and help them mark the significant milestone by sponsoring their anniversary event. A huge success, the event took place at Portfield School, a non-maintained special school in Christchurch.

On the day hundreds of staff, supporters, parents, children and members of the community came together to enjoy live music, games, stalls, food, drink and entertainment. It was a chance to mark an incredible five-decade journey, which began when a group of parents of children with autism founded the charity in a garden shed back in 1968. Growing to the present day, Autism Wessex now provides a wide range of specialist education, social care, and advocacy services across the region.

Siún Cranny said:

“Looking back over the past 50 years, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved. As we celebrate our 50th Birthday and look to the next 50 years, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has played a part in our journey. In particular, we would like to thank Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP for sponsoring our event and ensuring its success.”

Suzanne Kadziola, practice manager at Williams Thompson LLP said:

“We were so pleased and proud to be able to support Autism Wessex as they celebrated an incredible 50 years. It was a fantastic day, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the difference this very special charity makes to individuals affected by autism and their families. Here’s to the next 50!”

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