Monthly Archives: November 2016

Wiltshire Community Foundation Grant – £4850.00

Wiltshire Community Foundation has given us a grant of £4850.00

Adrian from DASH says: Thanks to everybody for the fantastic effort!

Just to give you some perspective, this amount would keep our young women’s group going for about 6 months. As a result of our work with this group, Wiltshire Community Foundation has given us a grant of £4850.00 towards a project for women on the autistic spectrum who are reporting increasing difficulty with domestic violence, leading to an inability to access secure, safe and sustainable housing.

Women on the spectrum tend to have poor problem solving skills and therefore have difficulty articulating the issues that affect them and advocating for themselves. This is exacerbated by their difficulties in engaging with service providers and local authorities due to poor social skills.

The project will run as an initial 6-8 week course and then continuing access to the ‘group’ on a weekly basis. The aim of this project is to reduce the dependency on DASH and build capability within the peer group so that members can help themselves and each other when they experience difficulties, enabling them to take control and manage their own lives more effectively.
For more information email contactdashswindon@gmail.com

Swindon Half – Update 2016

As you know the Swindon Half was cancelled this year – which was a real loss.

That said, Adele and the lovely people at Arval decided they were still going to run various races – which included the Cricklade Half, the Stroud Half and some ran the route of the Swindon race on the day the race was scheduled to be run. The runners also managed to do some fundraising before the race and get some help from the Company Charity – Arval Cares.

S0… it looks like we will get at least £1700 from an event that was cancelled !!! How Good is that. Well done all the runners and Adele for your help.

Swindon Half

Cheque from Arval Cares