At the end of September, 450 Really Useful Engines gathered in Drayton Manor Theme Park to take part in a Thomas & Friends themed sponsored walk in aid of The National Autistic Society.
Amongst the walkers were lots of children and adults with autism and their families and support workers.
Thanks to Rompa, we had a lovely sensory area in our marquee – including bubble tubes, fibre optic lights and lots of fun bouncy balls and textured toys. This meant we had a lovely, calming area where our supporters could relax and enjoy the sensory experience. They also had a chance to get their faces painted, and even meet the Fat Controller, before embarking on their walk!
Energised and excited by the walk, our supporters picked up their free tickets to the theme park and enjoyed a visit to Thomas Land for the rest of the day.
Our amazing supporters have so far raised over £22,000 with money still coming in. This is all money that allows the NAS to help create a world where people with autism get to lead the lives they choose – not the lives chosen for them.
Providing a relaxing sensory room can make all the difference, and allow people with autism to participate in big events safe in the knowledge they have a quiet retreat – so thank you, Rompa, for helping us make this autism-friendly day possible!
To find out more about autism-friendly fundraising events throughout the year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org