Saturday, 25 May 2024
Saturday, 25 May 2024

School for young people with severe autism puts on colourful NHS fundraiser

ALL the colours of the rainbow have lit up a Berkshire-based residential school for young people affected by severe autism, in a fundraising show of support NHS staff and volunteers.

This week, Prior’s Court staff came into work representing a colour of the rainbow. For the more daring, this involved dyeing their hair, while others opted to wear colourful hats or tops to take part.

Each staff member taking part was asked to make a donation and the aim was to raise £1,000 for Association of NHS Charities. This target has been hugely surpassed and currently stands at £1,600.

The fundraiser was the idea of Senior Autism Practitioner Keely Townsend and Autism Practitioner Simon Morgan, both of whom support and care for our young people on a day-to-day basis in their roles.

Keely said:

“During these challenging times for us all, we wanted to do something which could brighten up everyone’s day with a bit of fun, while also raising money for the NHS.

“We wanted to show our support for NHS staff and volunteers, working both on the frontline and behind the scenes, to ensure all of us are kept safe and are cared for.

“Thank you to them for their awe-inspiring dedication”

Simon added:

“Monday was a fantastic day – it was brilliant to see so many people taking part and showing their support.

“Thank you to all of those who have donated. There has been a huge amount of support from the families of our young people, which is wonderful to see as our primary focus throughout this time has been providing the best possible care for our young people.”

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