ACCT were at Sainsbury’s Archer Road again on Saturday 30th October, helping to pack bags and sharing information about the work we do. The store was decked out with spooky decorations and members of staff came in fancy dress – see if you can spot the ACCT volunteers in this picture:
ACCT were at Sainsburys, Archer Road, for a Back to school fun day on Saturday 4th September. Kids were entertained by a clown, cheerleaders, face painting and even the fire brigade joined in the fun.
We also had some fantastic volunteers packing bags at the checkouts, Claire ran a very successful book stall and we handed out more than 100 balloons to young shoppers! All this helped to raise much needed funds so we can continue to run activities for our members.
A big thank you to everyone who helped out and/or donated to ACCT, we really appreciate your support.
ACCT families enjoyed a lovely day out at Cleethorpes in August this summer. It was an all day event with families responsible for their own children but also able to relax thanks to our wonderful ACCT staff and volunteers playing a variety of games with the children.
For most of the time we stayed on the beach playing bury the child, ball games, digging, making sandcastles and paddling in the sea. For lunch we had a delicious fish and chip lunch in a restaurant which was timely as it poured with rain during the hour we were there. In the afternoon we continued to have fun on the beach before going home on the train tired but happy after a lovely day!
Sainsbury’s Supermarket at Archer Road have pledged their support to ACCT by supporting us as the local Charity of the Year for 2010/2011. They will run a series of fun days and activities and undertake to raise £10,000 for us.
Deborah Woodhouse, Co-Founder and Director said ‘we are delighted to have the support of Sainsbury’s to raise funds for our charity. This money will pay for fun trips and experiences for families, siblings and children and teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome. We had a wonderful day trip to Cleethorpes in August and have plans to visit Aerial Extreme, have a trip to The Institute of Sport and are organising a sibling trip to Kingswood Camp near Barnsley in October.’