Persimmon Homes


11 January 2022

A charity that helps and supports people on the autism spectrum, as well as their families, has received a welcome financial boost.

The Kent Autistic Trust received £850 through the Community Champions scheme, with the funds going towards the Trust’s Family Support service which works with individuals, their families, professionals and carers across the whole of Kent.

Serita Boxall, Fundraising & Marketing Manager for the Trust, said: “Thank you so much for your kind donation, it really is very much appreciated!

“Our work and services at The Kent Autistic Trust is currently supporting 107 autistic young people and adults, and our Family Support service is supporting more than 5,000 people in Kent and Medway each year. Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a 30% increase in the need for support from families.”

The Trust has been providing support for autistic people and their families 1989 and their overall aim is ensuring that autistic people have the best quality of life and receive the right balance of support to be as successful and as content as possible in all areas of their life.

Serita added: “Many families struggle when a diagnosis is received, they often search frantically to find information and support in their local area, searching for answers to the challenges and daily struggles presented by autism.

“The Family Support service provides advice, autism alert cards, information, training, workshops and support groups and this funding from Persimmon is a real boost.”

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Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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