Sayer House Skills Tank Initiative leads to Autism West Midlands Donation

Early in December Julie Nab, Skills Tank Sayer House Hub Manager spotted a flyer with a good idea. ‘Wear your silliest, craziest, wackiest festive socks and raise money for Autism West Midlands’.

Game on she thought. I’ll put out a challenge.

Make and wear or wear your silliest, craziest, wackiest festive socks and make a donation to help Autism West Midlands. Her challenge went out to her fellow hub managers. The idea, to work with their students to make and wear their silliest, craziest, wackiest festive socks. Not happy with this, she extended her challenge to all staff.

The hubs spiced up their lesson plans to include the challenge, the resources sourced and it was game on. The idea spread from Skills Tank to Care First and Community Prospects CIC Limited.

All three companies help to make brighter futures for adults 16+ with learning difficulties, learning disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge and PMLD.

With Christmas done and dusted it was time to collect the money. The reminder emails went out and very soon the donations came in, a total of £61.23p was raised.

Pleased as punch Julie contacted Daniel Sturley in Autism West Midlands to organise delivering the cheque. With the date set, Julie and two of her students set out to deliver the cheque. Click on the YouTube link below to see Julie and the students get more than they bargained for