As the Charity’s Ambassador, Harry Redknapp, former Bournemouth,
Southampton, Portsmouth and Spurs boss, will be supporting Autism Wessex’
latest Big Brekkie campaign.
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, which occurs around the
world every year on 2 April, Autism Wessex is inviting the local community to
host their own breakfast events to raise money for the specialist charity.
People can also choose to Wear Blue for Autism in support of World Autism
Harry comments; “As a campaign it couldn’t be easier to get involved in
this one. We are encouraging people to host a breakfast event and charge their
guests for the food. All funds will go straight to the charity to continue
their excellent work in support of those in the community affected by Autism.”
This is the fourth Big Brekkie campaign which has helped the charity
raise over £12,000 to date.
Fiona Hawkins, Community and Events Fundraiser comments; “Our previous
Big Brekkie campaigns have raised a combined total of over £12,000 and helped
make a big difference to many individuals. This year, not only do we have
Harry’s support, but also the Bournemouth Daily Echo as our media sponsor
helping us raise awareness and encourage people to get involved. With celebrity
chefs Lesley Waters and Mat Follas agreeing to support the event once again
too, we hope to be able to make a lot of noise and raise a lot of support. Whether
you are a local business, school, individual or family, would love you to host
your own Big Brekkie.”
The events do not have to
take place on World Autism Awareness Day itself but can take place at any time
in April. As well as collecting donations from everyone or perhaps charging a
set amount, you can also raise awareness about autism. We would urge everyone
who can to hold a Big Brekkie event in our name and help raise awareness and
For those not wanting to host their own Big Brekkie they could simply
Wear Blue for Autism and donate to Autism Wessex whilst still raising awareness
for the charity.
Autism awareness is bringing to the forefront the importance of learning
more about diagnosing autism, a condition that is becoming more and more
commonplace – leaving out no population, race, country or social status.
Suzanne Kadziola, Practice
Manager/Partner of Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP who are headline sponsor of
the campaign, comments; “The more people who take part, the more money gets
donated and the more awareness of autism is raised. Williams Thompson
Solicitors LLP will cover all event costs so rest assured every penny raised
will go towards supporting those in our communities with autism. This is
probably one of the easiest ways for you to raise money and awareness so please
make a big difference by getting involved in the Big Brekkie campaign. We will
be hosting our own event too and hope to contribute even more to the charity
that way, whilst enjoying our own breakfast feast.”
To download a fundraising
pack visit our dedicated Big Brekkie website.