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Charles Church Southern pledges charity support

10 May 2013

A Basingstoke based charity which supports families, children and young people with autism is set to have its funds boosted by our Southern region.

Charles Church Southern has selected the National Autistic Society Basingstoke Branch as its nominated charity for 2013.

Throughout the year, our Southern region will support the charity on a national level with various activities to raise the vital funds they require to continue much-needed work in the area.

The National Autistic Society in Basingstoke currently provides families, carers and people with autism and Asperger syndrome with a local hub where they can gain help, information and support, and meet people in similar situations. 

Samantha Clark, branch officer at the National Autistic Society Basingstoke said: “We are delighted that Charles Church Southern has chosen us as its charity of the year and we look forward to working in partnership with them on fundraising activities.  

“The company’s efforts will help us generate awareness of the condition and provide advice and fun days out for individuals and families touched by autism.

“Any funds raised by Charles Church will be applied at a local level providing opportunities for families from Basingstoke to take part in activities that they would otherwise be unable to participate in. This year we are planning three outdoor pursuits weekends and are hoping to launch a weekly play scheme for children under five affected by autism, as there is a shortage of activities for young children in this area.”

With World Autism Day taking place earlier this month (2nd April), global awareness and fundraising for autism has been welcomed by charities like the National Autistic Society and those living with autism, their families and carers. 

Tracey Lee, sales director at Charles Church Southern, said: “The National Autistic Society in Basingstoke is an inspirational and deserving cause, and one we at Charles Church Southern are proud to have as our chosen charity of the year. With a team of only six volunteers working endlessly to help local people with autism and their families in the area, we hope to build our relationship with the organisation and show our support for the crucial work they do.”

Charles Church, which has developments throughout Hampshire and Surrey has a new development in Basingstoke, near the charity’s branch. Merton Rise will consist of over 780 homes with more than 300 earmarked as affordable housing though Sentinel and the remainder a mixture of Charles Church and Persimmon Homes properties.

Prices will range from around £130,000 for a one bedroom flat to £325,000 for a four-bedroom home.
  
For further information please explore our website, and for more information on the National Autistic Society, visit www.autism.org.uk.

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