Firstly, thank you! Your interest in supporting our charity is amazing and hugely appreciated. We believe that everyone with autism should be loved and cared for. They should be given the opportunity to realise their potential, to feel safe and secure. Everyone should be the best they can be!
Remember that fundraising should be fun and there are many different ways in which you can fundraise for us – so why not get your friends and family involved too?
Hold a bake sale – everyone loves cake and we even have a special bake sale pack to get you going, why not add a theme of the colour blue and host it around World Autism Awareness Day (2 April each year).
Sponsored events – we run a number of events you can take part in and be sponsored for doing so or come up with something yourself and we will help you out.
Do something different – have a non-uniform day, host a quiz night or sit in a bath of baked beans. The more imagination you use the more interest and money you can raise.
We understand that every contribution is as important as any other, whatever you can do, will be sincerely appreciated.
The new Fundraising Team are delighted to introduce themselves to you, and let you know what amazing events we have organised for the next few months.
It’s been an exciting time for the Fundraising Team, who are now working closely with a new Communications Team, and we have some really great ideas for the future.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and we are always happy to chat if you think we can be of any help with your fundraising events. Enjoy your day!
Lisa MastersFundraising manager
My life as a charity fundraiser started 20 years ago following the birth of my youngest daughter, who has Downs Syndrome. Finding there was very little support for families I joined 3 other mums to start a charity to support people who have Down’s Syndrome and their families. My daughter was also later diagnosed with autism and I have been working ever since to ensure she is safe and well cared for.
For the last 10 years I have been a Fundraising Manager at Liverpool Women’s Hospital; until I saw the advert at Autism Together. Having fought all my daughter’s life for appropriate and quality services, I knew Autism Together was the place for me, and I was right!
I am astounded at the amazing work that goes on at Autism Together and look forward to spending many years as part of the team.
Rick MyersFundraising officer
Before this I had a long stint with the NSPCC and all-in-all I have been working for charities for 35 years and I look forward to another 35!
Over the years I have been involved in most things on the fundraising side as I was the only Fundraiser for 7 years so I did a little bit of everything but I am much happier being part of the team we now have and working in this fantastic environment.
We now have a number of really lovely events that are annual, our Christmas Concert and The BIG Quiz are ones that immediately spring to mind and we also involve ourselves in events organised by external bodies such as the Rotary Clubs like the Wirral Coastal Walk.
Naturally we help and support people who want to do their own events and you would be surprised by how many weird and whacky things people get up to on our behalf.
You have all been tremendous support for me and I know you will welcome Lisa into our “family” with all the kindness and warmth you gave me.
Chloe JonesFundraising officer
Starting in the Admin team, moving to the Children and Families for a few years and finally settling in Fundraising!
I have been involved in the charity since I was a baby, my mother has worked here for over 25 years, living just around the corner from the Raby site … it’s in my blood!
My role now is Community Fundraising Officer – I organise fundraising events like the summer fun day and Christmas markets, I work with local schools running fundraising and autism awareness sessions and pop up stalls at shopping centres and community events. Another part of my job is liaising with all our fabulous fundraisers, ensuring they are fully prepared and each receive a timely and heartfelt thank you.
I have lots of ideas and keen to help others achieve theirs from bake sales, bingo nights, marathons and sky diving – anything is possible!