Scottish Autism took centre court at Fife Housing Group last week, as colleagues began fundraising for their chosen Charity of the Year with a tennis tournament to rival any grand slam!
The call of ‘Anyone for tennis?’ was answered with aplomb as almost 30 colleagues, including the Group’s Chief Executive, paid their entry fee and limbered up to take part in the event, which ran over the same two week period as Wimbledon.
Those of a less energetic persuasion could still get involved with appropriately branded ‘deuce’ and strawberries and cream available for spectators to purchase during the latter stages, helping to ‘net’ over £110 for Scottish Autism.
Despite going out in the first round Chief Executive, Nicki Donaldson, ‘loved’ taking part, ‘This was a really fun event which gave everyone the opportunity to join in during their lunch breaks, get a little bit of exercise AND raise money for a really worthwhile cause’.
Scottish Autism was nominated to be Fife Housing Group’s charity of the year by Housing Officer, Stephanie McCulloch, whose son is autistic and who has personal experience of the fantastic work they do, ‘Scottish Autism provide invaluable emotional and practical support to families like mine, at the times when they need it the most and I’m delighted that my colleagues at Fife Housing Group have chosen them as our Charity of the Year.
‘This was our first fundraising event and it’s been an ‘ace’ start but we’ve already got lots more lined up with colleagues undertaking everything from Ultra running events to abseils to raise even more cash for this deserving cause’.
Fran Miele, Corporate Fundraiser at Scottish Autism said ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Fife Housing Group this year to raise much needed funds and awareness for people living with autism in Scotland. Scottish Autism focuses on supporting individuals with autism through the whole life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences. We have lots of services throughout Fife so receiving support from local businesses is invaluable and really makes a difference to people’s lives’.