Anniversary Couples to Celebrate 45 Years with Autism Charity at Sapphire Ball
Autism Wessex is looking for local people celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary in 2013 to come and celebrate with them! Hosting their inaugural Ball to mark the 45th anniversary of the regional charity, a Sapphire themed occasion, the charity would like to gift two VIP tickets to attend the Ball to a local couple with a love story to share.
Paul Reade, Community and Events Fundraiser at Autism Wessex comments; “We wanted to have a bit of fun with this event and invite anyone celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this year to get in touch and tell us their story. The winning couple will receive two complimentary tickets to attend the Ball, worth over £100 and VIP treatment on the night.”
‘Raising Educational Standards in Autism’ is the focus of Autism Wessex’s annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at AFC Bournemouth in partnership with the Autism Education Trust (AET).
Commissioned by AET with funding from the Department for Education, the national standards and practitioner competency framework have been developed by the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham. The two main speakers for the day, Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer and Dr Glenys Jones, are both from ACER.
Following the tremendous success of the first LV=Streetwise Street Party Quiz night, the charity has organised another opportunity for all you dedicated quizsters to show what you know!
Stretch your brain and dig into your memory to impart your knowledge and pick up the winning prize of £50. Six Rounds of relevant questions designed to suit something for everyone and your minds will be fed with a delicious BBQ supper with a vegetarian option. Make sure you designate a driver though, as beer and wine are on sale!
The event brought together charities and suppliers to the charity sector to discuss ideas and opportunities for collaborative working. Charities and businesses were invited to bring trade stands to showcase and raise awareness of their charity or service. Throughout the day a number of expert speakers delivered presentations relating to collaboration and working together to over 125 attendees.
Autism Wessex is delighted to announce a star attraction at their forthcoming charity golf day on 1st May 2013 being held at the stunning ‘Isle of Purbeck’ Golf Course. Bournemouth’s 16 year old Georgia Hall is the European Women’s number one amateur and is ranked fourth in the world and will be playing at the charity tournament on 1st May.
Paul Reade, Community and Events Fundraiser for Autism Wessex, commented: “We are so pleased Georgia will be able to take the time to come and play at our golf day and will stay for the meal and bring some of her memorabilia with her. I am sure all our golfers will be encouraged by this young star in the making as she returns from her first professional tour in the USA. As well as Georgia we have been well supported by local corporate teams who will be enjoying 18 holes, an evening meal, entertainment and a sports auction. All in the name of raising vital funds we need more teams to commit to this special and enjoyable day all in aid of Autism Wessex.”
Julia's House is among the children's hospices set to benefit from sales of X-Factor winner James Arthur's single, Impossible.
The special recording - currently topping the charts and the fastest-selling single of the year so far - is being sold in aid of Together For Short Lives, the leading UK charity for children with life-limiting conditions.
The charity - which will receive 100 percent of the profits from the sale of each CD single and download - supports families, professionals and services, including children's hospices nationwide.
James Arthur said: "To everyone who bought the single, thank you very, very much. The fact that it was in aid of Together for Short Lives, which is a great cause and a great charity, I think that really helped."
The new season may be just under two months away but AFC Bournemouth recorded another great result this week as they donated almost £8,000 to three local hospices.
The Cherries have been working with Lewis-Manning, Julia’s House and Forest Holme as part of The Football League’s partnership with the Help the Hospices charity, and raised £7,788 over the last 12 months.
The club hosted a family day at Dean Court in February in aid of the cause, with a percentage of family tickets going straight to the hospices, while proceeds from a golf day and shirt auctions also added to the total.
A Bournemouth-based aircraft engineer has paddled over 127km for Wessex Autistic Society’s Portfield School CSE Citation Centre engineer, Magnus Hollis (known as Mags), recently completed the Great Glen Challenge. In doing so, he raised over £30,000 for the charity.
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