Call for Mansfield volunteers to help with fundraising

A previous Autism East Midlands fundraiser, but now they are appealing for more volunteers
A previous Autism East Midlands fundraiser, but now they are appealing for more volunteers
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Autism East Midlands will be in Asda during October but they desperately need people to help with their collections.

The charity offers support to people with autism and their families but relies on donations to keep going.

In a recent expansion move Autism East Midlands opened the Sherwood Centre, in Mansfield Woodhouse which offers a wide range of structured activities specifically focusing on building practical skills for the workplace and independence.

One of their planned horticulture projects will cost £1,000 to set up with equipment, so far they only have £350.

Charlotte Stone, part of the fundraising team, said: “Gardening helps people with anxiety issues and astism suffers can be quite anxious so we want to create a calm nonthreatening environment for them to work in.

“We are very lucky that Asda have given us three weekends to be in the Bancroft Lane store and collect donations, but now we really need people to offer a couple hours of their time and help change peoples lives.”

The charity will be on duty on October 3,4, 17,18,24 and 25 and want to break down the collections into managable time frames of about three to four hours.

Charlotte added: “We really need people who are over 16, enthusiastic and are willing to interact with lots of people to help us raise as much money as we can.”

Anyone who would like to get involved with any of the collections please call Charlotte Stone on 01909 506678 or email Charlotte.Stone@autismeastmidlands.org.uk