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Welcome to our August Update!
express News in Brief
We are taking a bit of a break over the summer but we are still available for appointments. We are making progress with our big plans for the hub and hope to be able to give more of an update in September.All of our work, although voluntary incurs costs for overheads, providing groups and services. We completely rely on donations so please do sponsor or donate if you can. All donations go directly to providing services and helping with running costs. Please see the donation information at the end of this newsletter.
Please also check out our neighbourly page as we will be putting projects on this.
Your comments are always welcome - please click here to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please continue to support us it really does make a difference. You can do your bit by spreading the word, attending events, offering your expertise, and fundraising. Please do get involved.
For further information on our upcoming events you can visit www.expresscic.org.uk
Annette & Tracey
express Support Groups
Bi monthly (dates via newsletter) at the Express offices 11:00-12:30pm
NEXT ONE 12th AUG
First Thursday of the month (term time) at Surbiton Children's Centre 7:30-9:00pm
NEXT ONE SEPT 10th
Last Tuesday of the month (term time) at Moor Lane Centre 1:00-2:30pm
NEXT ONE SEPT 29th
A Message from the M&S Express Team: Cheryl, Jakki, Shannon, Gary & Joe
'We are taking part in the Thames path challenge for Express CIC. The Thames path challenge is a 100Km endurance walk across the weekend of 12/13th September 2015, starting in Putney and ending in Henley. We are looking to complete it in under 24 hours (we hope!).
Express is a 'not for profit' community organisation supporting young people with autism and their families in Kingston-upon-Thames. All your donations are going to a great cause and are all very much appreciated by all of us! Thank you!'
We are very very grateful to Joe Hewlett who has again agreed to do this mammoth challenge and not only that but persuaded others to join him!
Please do sponsor Joe and the Express Team via
RUILS Sitting & Befriending Service
Ruils is a local charity supporting people to live independently at home and in their community. One of our services is the Sitting & Befriending Servicewhich helps families find a sitter/befriender for their child/young person with additional needs. We can now offer the Sitting & Befriending Service to familiesliving in LB Richmond and RB Kingston with a child/young person aged 0-18 years and to families with a young adult aged 18-25 years.The Lion King Autism-Friendly Performance – 30 August 2015 at 1.30pm
For the third year, the NAS are working with Disney to put on an autism-friendly performance of The Lion King. For more details and a visual story, visit The Lion King website.
Moor Lane Family Fun Day
Please consider making a small financial donation.
We are making wonderful progress - but we need your help!
We are now running Express from new offices in Tolworth. Just across the road is the site for our planned community hub at the former Fairmead Nursery.
Support our events
The regular coffee mornings, talks and awareness days are still a top priority as these events are a lifeline for many parents and carers.
“Listening to Dean Beadle, who has Asperger's Syndrome, talk about his struggles at school, opened my eyes to the anxiety my daughter was going through. It gave me some strategies for helping her cope with stress,' says Helen who attended World Autism Awareness Day in April.
A regular income will support express events like these and help us continue our work towards creating a community hub.
Please make a small donation of £5/month – or a one-off donation.
You can donate online at: www.localgiving.com/expresscic
Thank you for your support!
Express CIC - 'creating a hub in the heart of the community, supporting young people with autism and their families, a place for everyone'
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