Monday, 14 November 2011

Sainsbury’s new Biggar Store chooses Clannalba as their charity of the year

We're delighted to announce that staff at Sainsbury’s new store in Biggar has chosen Scottish Autism's Clannalba Respite Centre as its Charity of the Year.

The store’s manager, Craig Kelly, recently visited Clannalba based near Biggar, which is a 'home from home' for children and young adults with autism. On offer are residential short breaks, specialist support, team weekends and opportunities for leisure activities which are often inaccessble for people with autism.

Craig is looking forward to a variety of fundraising events over the next year and will be presenting Scottish Autism with its first donation of £500 at the stroe's opening launch, on Friday 18th November at 9.30 am in Biggar.

Clannalba’s Regional Manager, Adam Brodie said, “We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s staff for supporting us in this way, and helping us to provide a unique autism respite service for children and adults. Clannalba’s holistic approach allows our staff to focus on both the service user and carer. We are able to offer advice to families on specific difficulties and to work on developing certain skills. The support of individuals and companies within our local community such as Sainsbury’s is very important to us.”

Wonderful news, and thanks to Sainsbury's who are great friends to Scottish Autism with their fund-raising support :-)

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