24th July 2014
Action for Asperger's receives vital funding from our players
Based in Northamptonshire, Action for Asperger's
offers bespoke counselling, emotional support and a diagnostic and advocacy
service for people who are affected by Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. This
fantastic charity has been operating since 2008, easing the lives of those who
are in distress or upset as a consequence of their experience with Asperger's
Action for Asperger's recently received £5,000 from People's Postcode Trust, a grant-giving organisation funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Funding from our players has enabled the organisation to create a sensory therapy room which will use sight, touch and hearing senses to enhance the quality of life for people affected by autism. All services provided are entirely donation-lead and can be used by individuals who have autism or people who have a close relationship to those living with autism.
Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer at Action for Asperger's, said, "We cannot thank players of People’s
Postcode Lottery enough. Enabling us to equip a room that has been
turned into a sensory therapy room for lives affected by autism has afforded an
enhanced counselling experience for those individuals who turn to us. This in turn leads to manifold positive outcomes such as decreased risk
of suicide, self-harming behaviours, alleviated depression and anxiety, and
much, much, more. Sensory therapy equipment is costly and, thanks to
players of People's Postcode Lottery, we were able to set up our sensory room
in no time. We are eternally grateful."
To find out more about the different projects supported by People's Postcode Trust and how to apply for funding visit the People's Postcode Trust website.