July Newsletter

The National Autistic Society Guernsey Branch

July Newsletter

Recent Branch News

Earlier this month we ran the first in the NAS's new series of autism seminars for families, entitled 'Understanding Autism' to 6 families over 2 consecutive Tuesday evenings. This was a great opportunity for networking and allowed families to share their experiences and stories while developing their understanding of autism. We have purchased the next seminar which is all about sensory needs and will be looking to deliver this in a similar way shortly - if you are interested please let us know by sending us an email expressing your interest.

Thankyou to anyone who recently put their green Waitrose tokens into our box - we have received a £200 cheque from the Admiral Park store. We have also recently received donations from several businesses who have raised money on our behalf with dress down days or cake sales.  These donations really do help us with our running costs, so please do remember us if you are asked to nominate a charity.

Autism Guernsey news

Autism Guernsey are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders to spend time with adults with an autism spectrum condition and/or learning disability.  The befriending scheme is a new exciting joint project that they are running with Guernsey Mencap. They are hoping to commence training with the first batch of volunteers later in the summer.
Click here to download the poster which gives more information about the scheme

 Fundraising for autism causes in Guernsey

A joint fundraising committee with representitives from Autism Guernsey and NAS Guernsey has been set up to undertake some joint fundraising inititives which will raise money for autism projects in Guernsey.  So far, dates have been requested or booked for a pitch at several summer shows and events. Could you help us out by being on our stall for a couple of hours on any of these dates? We are planning to run a range of children's activities or competitions but if you have any other good money raising ideas we would love to hear them.

Saturday 20th July - It's a Knockout (Saumarez Park)
Saturday 27th July - Rocquaine Regatte
Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August - West Show
QWednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August - North Show
Sunday 25th August - Vale Earth Fair (tbc)
28th July, 26th August, 27th October - Cobo Balcony Gigs (bucket shaking only)

Please contact Jo if you are able to offer any time, or have any fundraising ideas! Email info@nasguernsey.com  or call 07781 122234 (after 4pm)

Upcoming Events

NAS Summer Party

Sunday 14th July
Styx Community Centre

Due to the popularity and huge numbers at our Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Party, we have decided to run our summer party for a slightly longer time, so you can choose whether to turn up early and join us for a BBQ lunch or turn up for a BBQ lunch and then stay on - hopefully this flexibilty will make things a little less congested! We are delighted that staff from JT are once again supporting us with help on the day. Thankyou.

We will have the usual bouncy castles, arts and crafts and toys to keep everyone entertained - so let's just hope for good weather!  Our book library will be available for browsing and borrowing.

Please (please!) RSVP to info@nasguernsey.com or call/text 07781 122234 stating the number of adults and children who will be attending so that we know how many people to cater for. Please advise of any special dietart requests or if you are a vegetarian.

This will be a free event but all contributions towards costs will be very gratefully received on the day, and if anyone is able to bring some cakes or biscuits they will be hugely apprecitated.

Sailing on the Model Yacht Pond

Friday 26th July and Friday 16th August 10.30am - 11.30am

Suitable for children aged approximately 7-15 years
Open to NAS/ADHD/Wigwam members plus siblings and friends
Please contact Karen to put your children's names down for a FREE place pgarnham@cwgsy.net


Just a reminder that we are still using easyFundraising as a way to generate funds for the branch without any additional cost to you.
Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nasguernsey for more information and get fundraising!

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