To mark the Easter break Morningside Pharmaceuticals has held an egg-cellent fundraiser.
Our colleagues hopped into their kitchens and brought in a wide-variety of cakes, in order to raise money for the National Autism Society.
The fundraiser coincides with World Autism Awareness Month, with all money raised helping to support some of the 700,000 adults and children living with some form of autism in the UK.
To help raise funds colleagues made a donation in return for an Easter cake. We also raised money through a Spring-inspired dress down day and charity quiz.
In total we’re egg-static to reveal that £76.77 was raised for the charity!
As part of our support for the National Autism Society, we wanted to share a few facts about autism with you to help raise awareness of this hidden disability.
- The term ‘autism’ is used to describe all diagnostic profiles, including Asperger syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).
- Autism is a hidden disability – you can’t always tell if someone is autistic.
- There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 1001.
- If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people in the UK.
For more information on Autism please visit the National Autism Society’s website here.