Heathcotes support World Autism Awareness Week
Six years on from the opening of our first specialist residential home for adults with autism, in Whitley near Goole, Heathcotes have been taking part in World Autism Awareness Week with related activities at various Group locations.
Our service in Eversley was busy fundraising on Friday with staff and residents making posters, baking cakes and decorating the home. Luckily the sun came out so we were able to have a BBQ and lots of fun dancing and playing games! We also held a raffle and raised £42 which will be donated to the National Autistic Society. Similar activities took place at Heathcotes homes across the UK to support the annual campaign, which helps to improve the lives of people with autism and increase understanding of this often misunderstood developmental disorder.
Heathcotes Group Managing Director, Brendan Kelly, said: “We are proud to support World Autism Awareness Week, which is promoting awareness and fundraising participation in communities, schools and workplaces. We believe that people with autism are unique, valuable members of society, and that raising awareness of this complex condition is an important way to reduce stigma and help people to be more socially included. Our staff and residents had a great time taking part and their efforts will benefit an excellent cause which is very important to all of us at Heathcotes.”