We were delighted to be able to donate £500 to Camp Mohawk to support their short breaks project, which provides respite for children and young people with high-functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
The short breaks not only provide respite, but also provide children with a chance to get involved in new activities, make friends, build confidence, life skills, and independence.
The charity applied for a grant via the Society’s Community Support Scheme, which offers donations of between £100 and £500 to local organisations on a quarterly basis.
This donation will support our short breaks which deliver social learning and support within an environment that encourages young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition to increase their social skills and confidence through friendship and leisure activities. Consistent attendance over a number of years allows the building of lasting friendships, encourages the young people to take pride in their identity, and recognise their worth to society. Because of this they can realise and achieve their full potential
Sammie Boon, Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, visited Camp Mohawk earlier this month and presented them with a cheque. She commented: “It was brilliant to visit Camp Mohawk and get an insight into the vital work they do with children and young adults across the Berkshire area. The facilities and site are amazing, and we are really pleased to have been able to support their short breaks programme.”
Camp Mohawk (registered charity: 278681) is a multi-functional day centre for children and young people with a range of special needs, providing activities, facilities, and natural space for the children to play and socialise in. The centre is set in 5 acres of countryside just outside Wargrave in Berkshire, around fifteen minutes from our Wokingham branch.
Find out more about the Society's Community Support Scheme on our community and charity pages.