Just Checking is celebrating a year of partnering with the National Autistic Society – our first ever charity of the year.
When we were originally choosing a charity to work with, the National Autistic Society seemed like a great fit. Our digital sensor technology helps adults with learning disabilities and autism to live more independent lives, helping them enjoy the choices and freedoms that many of us take for granted. And the National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families, offering support, information and guidance that helps to transform lives.
It’s a great cause and one which we all felt a genuine connection to. We were also proud to support the National Autistic Society during its 60th anniversary!
We wanted to get stuck into supporting the charity, and over the past year have taken part in a number of fundraisers. These have included our ‘Name the Just Checking Christmas Elf’ competition, virtual Christmas quiz, 60,000 steps in six days ‘Super 60 Challenge’ and Summer bake sale outside our office in Lapworth, Warwickshire.
Amy Lewis, Director at Just Checking, said: “We’ve really enjoyed working with the National Autistic Society and raising as much money as possible to help them continue the incredible work they do. Giving people with autism the choice to live their own life how they want to – with autonomy and dignity – is something that we strive to achieve every day. Thank you to everyone at the charity for what’s been a great partnership.”
Gaby Richardson, Corporate Partnership Manager at the National Autistic Society, added: “Just Checking has been exceptional in their fundraising and has come up with some great ideas, even with a small team. The fundraising will go towards supporting individuals and families with support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people. From everyone at the National Autistic Society we thank Just Checking for all their support this year.”