Small autism char­ity gets a big boost

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A Bridge of Al­lan-based char­ity for chil­dren on the autis­tic spec­trum has re­ceived a wel­come boost.

Con­struc­tion in­dus­try busi­nesses Pro­cladd Scot­land Ltd and Regis Roof­ing Sup­plies raised £2500 for Blue Sky Autism Project thanks to a golf day at Gle­nea­gles.

The char­ity works with chil­dren aged one to 10 who have a di­ag­no­sis or are show­ing signs of Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der.

Ser­vice man­ager Christo­pher Camp­bell said:“Be­ing a small char­ity, we re­ceive no core fund­ing from the gov­ern­ment and we rely solely on small grants or fundrais­ing to keep our ser­vice open.

“With a dona­tion of this size it has made a mas­sive dif­fer­ence to us and means we can con­tinue to pro­vide much needed sup­port to these chil­dren when no one else can.

“The com­pa­nies put on a big an­nual fundraiser ev­ery year at Gle­nea­gles (golf, shoot­ing, food and drink with prize­giv­ing then char­ity raf­fle and auc­tion for about 80 peo­ple) and se­lect a char­ity to ben­e­fit from the event.

“This year they chose Blue Sky be­cause they had heard about the amaz­ing work we were do­ing and wanted to help.”

Cash sup­port At the cheque han­dover are Pro­cladd Scot­land Ltd chief ex­ec­u­tive Keith Bur­rell, Blue Sky Ser­vice man­ager Chris Camp­bell and Mike Saini, di­rec­tor Regis Roof­ing Sup­plies, with (front) Blue Sky chil­dren Katie, nine, and eight-year-old Sonny

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