‘A great little place – to go’ thanks to bank’s £30,000 donation
07 June 2012
A Crosby based charity committed to helping adults with autism into the work place have secured a £30,000 donation from the Santander Foundation to purchase kitchen equipment for their sandwich shop entitled 'a great little place - to go'.
Autism Initiatives work in partnership with each individual to identify their abilities and create a training program tailored to their specific needs. 'A great little place - to go' will provide a safe and familiar environment for their service users where they will receive work based training, work experience and employment opportunities, all of which help to build levels of confidence and self esteem.
Susan Murphy, Head of Fundraising at Autism Initiatives said: "We believe that people with autism can learn and develop every day and we do all we can to maintain this process. We are very grateful to the Santander Foundation for their wonderful donation which will help many people gain the relevant skills, confidence and support to enter the workplace and move towards independent living."
Peter Curry, Director of Payments & Strategic Projects at Santander said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes around the UK to support disadvantaged people through education and training projects. We were impressed by the work of Autism Initiatives and the idea behind 'a great little place - to go' and were keen to help the charity achieve their goal and create a valuable learning experience for their service users."