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Autism Guernsey’s adult service benefits from donation

Autism Guernsey’s adult service benefits from donation

Friday 09 March 2018

Autism Guernsey’s adult service benefits from donation

Friday 09 March 2018

A Guernsey charity which supports people with autism and their families is receiving a donation from Partners Group to help fund its services.

The firm has donated £1,500 to Autism Guernsey; £1,000 of which will be dedicated to funding various activities for those adults who seek support from the charity. The remaining £500 will be used to cover the charity’s printing costs of running their new printer/scanner/photocopier which has been kindly donated by Logicalis.

One of the events will be held in April, for which Autism Guernsey has hired out the cinema at Fermain Valley Hotel for a private viewing of a modern musical.  Fermain Valley Hotel will also organise a number of different puzzles and brain teasers at the Adventure Rooms for those individuals wishing to participate. The second event of the year will be the charter of a motorboat, which will accommodate 12 adults on a puffin and seal spotting trip around Herm and Jethou.

Mandy Morris, Autism Guernsey Office Manager, said: ‘We are very grateful to Partners Group for their generous donation which will allow the individuals to access the same opportunities as the general public.  Everyone is extremely grateful to be given the chance to enjoy new experiences."

Tom Moore, an adult who receives support from the charity, expressed his delight: “Events like these take a lot of organising as society does not normally cater for our needs. They provide an experience that spectrumites would normally miss out on.”  

Margaret Lucas, Office Manager and Lisa Crowson, Office Head at Partners Group, commented: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility is very important to us at Partners Group, we chose to support Autism Guernsey because it is a local charity which makes a very big difference to the lives of people of all ages on the autism spectrum in Guernsey.  The charity receives no statutory financial backing and relies on support from the island’s community and we are very pleased that the staff at Partners Group have supported many events and helped to raise these funds.’

For more information about Autism Guernsey or to donate, please visit their website.


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