Category: Fundraising

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

We are delighted to have been selected for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme!
6 Jan 2020

Deer to Pier Reindeer Run 2019

Together with Stable Family Home Trust, we hosted our first ever Deer to Pier Reindeer Run
10 Dec 2019

Meet Fidget!

Our pawesome new mascot!
2 Aug 2019

AFC Bournemouth Charity Partner

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of AFC Bournemouth's Charity Partners!
31 Jul 2019

Accept My Autism

Accept My Autism is our brand new campaign to mark World Autism Awareness this April, kindly sponsored by Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP
20 Feb 2019

Lottery Launch

For as little as £1 a week you can support us, and be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000!
1 Feb 2019

This is Me

Our staff and students at Portfield School have been busy putting together a very special sign-along version of a well known song this Christmas
28 Dec 2018

Trustees Week 12th - 16th November

This week is Trustees’ Week, an annual celebration of the work this huge body of volunteers undertakes for charities.  

9 Nov 2018

Join us for our Christmas Carol Service

We're marking the end of our 50th Birthday celebrations with a festive filled Carol Service this December
1 Nov 2018

Somerley Run Update

An update on the 2019 Somerley Run
19 Oct 2018

Fundraising Success for Laceys Solicitors and Basepoint Bournemouth

We'd like to say a big thank you to valued supporters Laceys Solicitors and Basepoint Bournemouth for their recent fundraising efforts
2 Oct 2018

Vehicle Enthusiasts Brave the Rain to Fundraise for Us

Drivers of vintage and classic cars endured torrential rain to take part in Weymouth Vehicle Preservation Society’s Dorset Tour to fundraise for us.
11 Sep 2018

A Father’s Legacy for his Son – A Lifetime of Support

Nigel was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with autism in 1973. His Dad Terry’s dedication to improving life for Nigel leaves a lasting legacy.
15 Aug 2018

We're 50!

Join us and celebrate our 50th anniversary year!
4 Jul 2018

Richard ran 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for us!!

Richard Davis, our Finance Director, has completed a gruelling challenge to raise money for us. Richard ran 100 miles in 24 hours at Endure24 near Reading on 9th and 10th June, as part of our 50th Birthday celebrations. 

14 Jun 2018

Silence for autism

A sponsored silence for autism awareness.
17 May 2018

Lesley Waters Cooks Up a Treat for Carers

Celebrity chef Lesley Waters has opened up her Cookery School to host a very special event for parents and carers of children with autism.
1 May 2018

50 reasons why Drop-in Group is great!

To mark our 50th anniversary our Drop-in Group members have shared thoughts on what Drop-in Group and our Information & Advice service mean to them!

26 Apr 2018

Drop in Groups Enjoy Big Brekkie Celebrations

Our Drop in Groups for adults with autism in Bournemouth and Dorchester held special breakfast events last week in support of our Big Brekkie campaign. Those that came along also shared their thoughts and experiences of having autism and being supported by our services, to celebrate our 50th Birthday.

3 Apr 2018

It’s Time to Put Autism in the Spotlight

Our ambassador, Sophia Grech has forged a career as an Opera singer to international acclaim, performing in front of Royalty and Presidents. 

27 Mar 2018

New Charity Partnership with Haskins

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has chosen us as its charity partner for 2018. We will benefit from the support of the centre’s staff and customers in our milestone 50th Birthday year.

15 Mar 2018

Why should you host a Big Brekkie?

There are so many reasons to sign up for a Big Brekkie!

14 Mar 2018

Join our Big Brekkie campaign!

We have an even bigger reason to celebrate our annual Big Brekkie campaign! Every April, we ask supporters to host a fundraising breakfast to highlight World Autism Awareness Day and this year it's also our 50th birthday!

21 Feb 2018

Somerley Run Kicks Off 50th Birthday Celebrations in Style

Hundreds of runners joined us on 6th January at our annual 10km and fun run at the Somerley Estate in Ringwood, marking the start of the charity’s 50th Birthday year. 

11 Jan 2018


You may have heard already, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! Over the year you can celebrate with us!

10 Jan 2018

You can raise money for us when you sell on ebay

Did you know you can raise money for us when you sell on ebay? 

10 Jan 2018

Co-op Dorchester raise £2,555.38!

Thank you to all the customers from Co-op Dorchester, Co-op Funeralcare Dorchester and Co-op Crossways Food for donating to us in the Local Community Fund. We have received over £2,000 to help us fund our Dorchester Drop-In Group.

20 Dec 2017

Extra Festive Cheer with Generous Carol Service Match

Hundreds of people joined us at the Christchurch Priory for our annual Carol Service on 5th December. 

12 Dec 2017

Pupil at Portfield School receives a donation for a piece of art

Kai, one of the pupils at Portfield School, has received a donation for a piece of art he created as part of a World War 1 topic.

5 Dec 2017

Join TEAM 50 & sign up for Somerley Winter Run

We are hosting our annual 10km and fun run at the Somerley Estate in Ringwood on Saturday 6th January, kick starting our 50th Birthday celebrations!

22 Nov 2017

Basepoint raise over £800 with Bumper Big Brekkie

Basepoint Business Centre has raised an impressive £812 by hosting a Big Brekkie at its centre in Bournemouth. 

26 Oct 2017

Basepoint Make a Big Splash with Fun Day Fundraising Match

Basepoint Business Centre in Bournemouth has doubled the total raised by teams at our recent Big Kids Sports Day.

4 Oct 2017

Anniversary Campaign Raises £10,000 for Information and Advice Service

Stagecoach Group has celebrated its 20th anniversary running South West Trains by donating a generous £10,000 to fund our Information and Advice service. We were one of four charities adopted by South West Trains in 2016 as part of its 20 for 20 campaign.

11 Jul 2017

Thank you Waitrose!

Big thank you to Waitrose in Winton and to all your customers for donating your green tokens to us in the Community Matters Scheme!

6 Jul 2017

Basepoint Gives Marathon Runner a Fundraising Boost

Basepoint in Bournemouth has given marathon runner Richard Taylor a boost by matching every penny he has raised for us. The generous donation is part of a pledge to donate £10,000 in match funding to our Information and Advice Service in 2017/18.

8 Jun 2017

Big Brekkie Campaign Raises Thousands

We are delighted to announce that our Big Brekkie campaign to mark World Autism Awareness Day has raised over £6400 for our Information and Advice Service. 

1 Jun 2017
Autism Wessex is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1000792 at Charity Hub, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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