Hundreds of Pounds Raised for Autism Together at the Be in Birkenhead Festival
The successful Be In Birkenhead Summer Festival brought benefits for a number of small local businesses and Wirral’s community. It also enabled a collection to be made for the Wirral Chamber of Commerce chosen charity of the year, Autism Together.
Thanks to the generosity of the many people which visited the event, over £639 has been raised through donations made in buckets placed around the festival in Hamilton Square.
Robin Bush, CEO of Autism Together, said, "The Be In Birkenhead Festival was a fantastic and successful event for the community and for the many small businesses which took part. As the Wirral Chamber of Commerce chosen charity of the year we were delighted that through the generosity of the people attending the event over £639 was raised for Autism Together. We are deeply grateful to Wirral Chamber of Commerce, Birkenhead First and the people of Wirral for their kindness."
In 1968 a group of parents established The Wirral Society for Autistic Children, which was the forerunner for Autism Together. The organisation has grown from providing support to people with autism, to providing a wide range of living options, day services and community support to people from all over the UK.
Autism Together continues to develop the quality of the services it provides and receives national recognition for the work carried out. Autism is puzzling even to experts, so it is little wonder that it has given rise to many misconceptions. Although it was first identified in 1943, there are still many myths surrounding autism. However, public understanding of the condition is crucial in order to help improve the lives of people with autism throughout the UK.
Autism Together is currently working towards making the Liverpool City Region one of the first autism-friendly areas in the UK.