Morpeth Charity gets a new support network

Morpeth Charity gets a new support network
March 18 08:50 2014 Print This Article

NorthEastBiz pledges support for local charity.

Imagine a nightmare; you wake up in foreign country where you do not know the language, cannot read the signs, you know nothing of the customs and you are lost.  This nightmare is just a taste of what it is like to be locked into the condition known as autism.

The local Morpeth charity, The Toby Henderson Trust provides relevant, appropriate and accessible support for autistic young people while also empowering parents, families and carers by sharing knowledge, experience and understanding. 

The charity’s focus is to improve the quality of life of both the autistic child and their family.  Established 13 years ago by Lesley Henderson who named the charity after her own autistic son Toby, the charity has continued to provide much needed specialist care and knowledge.

To help raise both funds and awareness the local Northumberland based not-for-profit business networking organisation NorthEastBiz has pledged its support for 2014.  NorthEastBiz raised £640 for St Oswalds last year, however, with the support of Barclays Business they are confident of raising over £2,000 this year.  In addition to the funds some members of the networking group NorthEastBiz are also donating their time and specialist skills to help this much needed autism charity.

The NorthEastBiz flagship event is Willow Wednesday, held every month at the Willow Farm Restaurant off the A19, close to the Moor Farm roundabout.  This month the event is on the 26th of March and with Lesley Henderson the founder of the Toby Henderson Trust in attendance, NorthEastBiz will commit to raising the profile of The Trust and with the support of Barclays Business raising in excess of £2,000. 

NorthEastBiz believe it is the first time a not-for-profit networking organisation has teamed up with a charity to raise money month on month while raising the profile of the charity.

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