Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

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

Deer to Pier Reindeer Run 2019

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

Meet Fidget!

2 August 2019
Our pawesome new mascot!

AFC Bournemouth Charity Partner

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

Accept My Autism

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

Lottery Launch

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

This is Me

28 December 2018
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

Trustees Week 12th - 16th November

9 November 2018

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

Join us for our Christmas Carol Service

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

Somerley Run Update

19 October 2018
An update on the 2019 Somerley Run

Fundraising Success for Laceys Solicitors and Basepoint Bournemouth

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

Vehicle Enthusiasts Brave the Rain to Fundraise for Us

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

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

15 August 2018
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.

We're 50!

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

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

14 June 2018

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. 

Silence for autism

17 May 2018
A sponsored silence for autism awareness.

Lesley Waters Cooks Up a Treat for Carers

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

50 reasons why Drop-in Group is great!

26 April 2018

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!

Drop in Groups Enjoy Big Brekkie Celebrations

3 April 2018

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.

It’s Time to Put Autism in the Spotlight

27 March 2018

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

New Charity Partnership with Haskins

15 March 2018

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.

Why should you host a Big Brekkie?

14 March 2018

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

Join our Big Brekkie campaign!

21 February 2018

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!

Somerley Run Kicks Off 50th Birthday Celebrations in Style

11 January 2018

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. 


10 January 2018

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

You can raise money for us when you sell on ebay

10 January 2018

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

Co-op Dorchester raise £2,555.38!

20 December 2017

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.

Extra Festive Cheer with Generous Carol Service Match

12 December 2017

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

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

5 December 2017

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.

Join TEAM 50 & sign up for Somerley Winter Run

22 November 2017

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!

Basepoint raise over £800 with Bumper Big Brekkie

26 October 2017

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

Basepoint Make a Big Splash with Fun Day Fundraising Match

4 October 2017

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

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

11 July 2017

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.

Thank you Waitrose!

6 July 2017

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

Basepoint Gives Marathon Runner a Fundraising Boost

8 June 2017

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.

Big Brekkie Campaign Raises Thousands

1 June 2017

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. 

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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