School has a ball to raise autism funds

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN ES­TATE agent has come for­ward to spon­sor a school’s sum­mer ball, which is set to raise money for char­ity.

Ash­ing­ton Page, a Bea­cons­field-based es­tate agent, is spon­sor­ing the Seer Green CE School Blue­bell Ball, which will be held on Satur­day May 7 in aid of the Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety and Seer Green School PTA.

The idea for the ball orig­i­nated with two par­ents at the school, Katharine Parker and Re­becca Doyle, both of whom have autis­tic chil­dren at­tend­ing Seer Green School.

The two moth­ers ap­proached Ash­ing­ton Page and asked if it wanted to be the main spon­sor, and the busi­ness agreed.

Katharine said: “Any char­ity event re­lies hugely on peo­ple giv­ing their time and ef­fort in or­der to be a suc­cess, but in this case we would not have been able to meet the ad­vance pay­ments for the mar­quee and cater­ing with­out the help of Ash­ing­ton Page.

“Ash­ing­ton Page’s gen­eros­ity has put us in a po­si­tion where we can put on a big­ger and bet­ter evening and there­fore raise even more money for our char­i­ties.

“Seer Green School al­ways needs help in pro­vid­ing ex­tra re­sources for the chil­dren, while autism af­fects one in 68 peo­ple to vary­ing de­grees.

“There­fore the ball rep­re­sents a great op­por­tu­nity for us as we have a cap­tive au­di­ence who will hope­fully leave af­ter a fan­tas­tic evening with en­light­ened minds and lighter pock­ets.”

Gareth Ash­ing­ton, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ash­ing­ton Page, said: “We are very happy to sup­port the Blue­bell Ball com­mit­tee in rais­ing funds for The Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety and Seer Green School PTA. In­deed, we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to sup­port the school as the years go by.

“It is fab­u­lous that this event will in­crease aware­ness of autism.”

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