16th December is Local Charities Day, a new government initiative shining a spotlight on the work of local charities and community groups.

We are calling for donations this Local Charities Day to help support their work. As an incentive to donors, all donations made to the charity through our online fundraising page  will be doubled thanks to support from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, with £500 in match funds available to Autism Together, today through the Postcode Lottery’s Local Trust.

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Lindsay Tilston-Jones said:

“We’re calling on local people to support us this Local Charities Day to help us to expand The Ferns, which will provide local families and individuals with autism invaluable support and respite. All donations made to us online are also being matched and doubled thanks to the support of the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, so there’s even more reason for people to donate, as your donation goes twice as far and pays for twice as much!”

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP has said:

“Every day thousands of people around the country working in small, local charities are volunteering their time, expertise and goodwill to help improve the lives of others in our communities. On December 16 we will be leading the first ever Local Charities Day, shining a spotlight on all of this fantastic work and celebrating the dedication and commitment of those involved. And we need everyone to take part. We want to highlight the small community groups and charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives and celebrate the unsung heroes working to improve their local neighbourhoods”.

Those wishing to donate to Autism Together this Local Charities Day can do so at www.localgiving.org/charity/autismtogether/