Future 50 - Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

A warm welcome to the new year – and what a year it’s going to be.

In 1968 a group of forward-thinking parents formed the Wirral Society for Autistic Children.

Fifty years later, in 2018, we’ve got a new name and several hundred more staff, but the original pioneering spirit of our founders remains intact.

This will be a year to celebrate our achievements but also to acknowledge the challenges ahead and strike out, with determination, towards our next half century.

Here are some of our plans – watch this space for more as the year unfolds:

Today – The launch of our Future 50 website. Take a look at Our pioneering past, a section about the rich history of our charity. You may spot some familiar faces.

Thursday 22 March – The launch of our Future 50 appeal to raise funds to re-build Old Raby hall as a high-tech autism assessment and diagnostic centre. This innovative project has global significance and we’re proud that Merseyside is leading the way.

Saturday 24 March – The launch of our Future 50 film, made in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool. We can’t wait to unveil this film to the public. It’ll be on display for a year at the museum.

Friday 30 March – 70s night at the Queen’s Royal, New Brighton

Friday 11 May – The Big Quiz, Heswall Hall

Summer 2018 – The Future 50 Roadshow tours the region, raising awareness and funds

November 23 2018 – Get out the glitter: the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow arrives at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. We’re proud to be partnering with Anna Kennedy OBE to stage this feel-good family event that’s visiting the North West for the first time.

Help us make 2018 a success

As always (and as it has been for the last fifty years), we achieve fantastic things when we work as a team.  Help us make our anniversary year a success by coming up with your own fifty-themed project.  Our fundraising and marketing teams are here to support you. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Contacts: fundraising@autismtogether.co.uk and eleanor.davies@autismtogether.co.uk