Year of funds for autism charity
A CHARITY for children with autism will benefit from a year of fundraising by a firm.
Space4Autism is the charity of the year for Macclesfield-based company Direct Food Ingredients.
The charity, based on Lowe Street, Macclesfield, supports autistic children, teenagers, adults and their families with workshops, clubs and events.
The team at Direct Food Ingredients, on Waters Green, selected the charity after putting a call out to local causes to nominate themselves.
Steve Loake, managing director at Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We had over 20 nominations, with a lot of very worthy causes. However appointing Space4Autism as our chosen charity was a unanimous decision.
“A number of our staff have friends and family members who are struggling with autism and the charity is run by highly committed individuals who provide an invaluable resource.
“The charity is incredibly stretched and we are extremely excited about the prospect of generating extra funds for them.”
Cheryl Simpson, charity operations manager at Space4Autism, said the charity relies heavily on fundraising.
She said: “Our young people deserve a chance to be independent, have a job and a family life and this will only happen if Space4Autism and other services can continue to support them.”
●● Cath Hough from Direct Food Ingredients, Cheryl Simpson from Space4Autism, and Direct Food Ingredients managing director Steve Loake