Skip to main content
Previous

Autism Berkshire

Next

Autism Berkshire received almost £5,000 to help support the siblings of children with special needs

Autism Berkshire is a small local charity which strives to help and support anyone living with autism in Berkshire.

The charity offers a wide range of services, offering advice and information; social and leisure activities; training and support; as well as working with education, health and employment services  The charity works to improve the current provision of services and support in Berkshire and to help people affected by autism live more independent lives.

In 2017, The Masonic Charitable Foundation donated £4,624 to Autism Berkshire

This grant is helping to fund the Siblings Rock! programme; a peer support group for children and young people who have a brother or sister with autism. Research shows that having a sibling with special needs be an isolating experience, particularly for the many siblings who carry out a caring role. Facilitated by qualified and friendly staff, this group offers emotional and peer support in a fun and relaxed environment.

This generous support from the Freemasons will help us to continue to deliver our range of support services and leisure and social activities for individuals and families living with autism throughout Berkshire.

 

 

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

Read More

Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

Read More

Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

Read More

Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

Read More