Awarded Charity Status
On Wednesday 11th December, Autism Wishes were delighted to receive confirmation that the charity commission had granted them Charity Status. This is amazing news given the short time that we have been established.
We look forward to expanding and granting more wishes in the coming years.
Charity Number: 1154979
Autism Wishes has experienced a large level of success in its initial 18 months. A wide variety of wishes have been granted in the Wrexham, and the north Wales region.
With its growing success we plan to expand Autism Wishes reach on a wider level. This has always been part of our plan, however, interest has developed much quicker than expected.
Santa Train Ride Competition
Gemma and her family were one of the lucky recipients of our Santa Train Ride Competition, and very kindly sent in some pictures from their day on Saturday 13th December
Christmas Party 2014
Autism Wishes enjoyed their first Christmas Party on Saturday 13th December where they packed out a local venue full of families. As well as a visit from Father Christmas, the children enjoyed a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and Spiderman, who joined in and had great fun with everyone.
Sam is a lovely young man who loves the Ipad. With three sisters, his time was limited on an Ipad as he had to share time.
Meet 14 year old Rhys ! Rhys was diagnosed with Aspergers and Dyspraxia. Rhys mum wrote to us requesting a trampoline for Rhys.
A lot of children with Autism have a fascination with trains, and in particular Thomas the Tank, at some stage in their lives. In October, Autism Wishes in conjunction with Llangollen Railway, ran a competition where families were invited to write in and tell us why they would like to win a family ticket for this magical train ride. Autism Wishes were inundated with lots of worthy entries, but after much deliberation managed to choose three local families who will enjoy this magical trip in December.
Murder Mystery Evening
Friday 24th April 2015 | 7pm – 1am
Tickets £30 each to include three course meal and entertainment. There will be a raffle on the night.
Hotel Rooms £75 per twin/double.
Dress Code: Party Frocks.
Contact Jo on 07769 210919
Cotton Club Reunion Night
Saturday 9th November saw the doors open once again for “The Cotton Club Reunion” Event – Wrexham’s biggest party event ! The Event welcomed between 500 and 600 people and was a huge success.
An Evening with John Bride
Despite flash floods and roads to the event being closed off, the Team and Guests, enjoyed an Evening with John Bride and Guest Medium, Olivia, at BICC Sports and Social Club. It was an amazing evening and the Team raised lots of money.
Autism Friendly Match
The country’s first ‘Autism-Friendly’ football match took place at the Racecourse in Wrexham on Saturday 19th October. The Wrexham v Woking match to raise awareness of Autism, will be run in partnership with Wrexham based charity, Autism Wishes. Over 50 people attended the game and the Team did a collection on the day.
Meet 16 year old Jason ! Jasons mum wrote to us for a wish for Jason who loves animals, in particular Meerkats.
Daniels mum wrote into Autism Wishes asking if we would consider an Ipad for him. He has very little language and uses the Ipad in school to further his development and speech.
Archie has confidence issues, as well as his Autism, and had asked for an Ipad to help him catch up in school.
Malakai has Autism but in addition some very serious health issues. His love was football, and in particular Wrexham Football Club.
Niamh is a beautiful 10 year old with Autism and learning difficulties. She lives along the North Wales coast with her family.
Saturday 22nd was a very special night for 9 year old Jack Thomas. Jacks love of Michael Jackson has spanned his years, and thanks to being nominated by Scott and Sharon James, Autism Wishes in conjunction with James Jackson and Team made a wish come true for Jack.
Autism Wishes, in conjunction with Aerial Studios in Wrexham, arranged for Maya to spend some time in the studio where she got to record a song of her choice. Maya was also presented with a silver necklace with a star pendant, to remind her that she is a little star.
14 year Adam has always had a passion for coaches. He is an extremely bright young man and what he doesn’t know about coaches is nobody’s business. It was a great pleasure to meet him and his dad and spend some time with them as Autism Wishes granted his wish, in conjunction with Pats Coaches.
The Team at Autism Wishes, in association with Malpas Tractors, was delighted to have been able to grant Declan his wish. Declan spent some time with Charlie on his farm and enjoyed his time asking lots of questions, having a ride on the various tractors, and even driving one of them with Charlie by his side.
Special thanks …
Special thanks to Alice Dipper, Allyson Bathers and Sarah Crouch for their fantastic efforts in raising £438.18 at their annual event at Airproducts, Acrefair.
Also to James Jackson who entertained us all with Michael Jackson tribute night, Autism wishes managed to collect £191.34 with different activities on the night. Thanks to all that attended and worked so hard.
Recent wishes granted …
Kyle Nuttall Slater wished for an I pad to download apps and to facetime Mum.
Fatima Butt wished for a laptop to watch her films and help her do her school work.
Ryu Pinnington wished for a summer house so that he could have his own space and calm down.
Henry D’arcy asked for a playstation 4 so that he could interact with his friends.
Rocco and Jayden Hart wished for tablets to help them concentrate and aid speech and language.
Leon Butler asked for a laptop to develop his interest in annimations and help him concentrate.
Charlie Bird wished for a tablet to encourage him to go out on social situations as he does not like going places.
Luke Chugg wishes for a keyboard as his interests are playing music.
Finley Pankhurst wanted a climbing frame for his garden as he likes being high up and having his own space.
Tommy Coviington wished for something to play with in the garden and chose a climbing and swing combo.
Corey Edgecome had his wish of a tablet so that he could play his favourite game, mine craft and create his own films.
Adam Bareham had his wish for a laptop to do some coding! Also to watch YouTube and mine craft.
Gracy Williams asked for a Wendy house so that she can have her own space and wanted to have one like her friend.
Leo and Oliver Draper asked for a computer as they excel in computer programmes at school, they also received a tablet so that there will be space for both to play.
Daniel Pennington – Duck had a wish for a trampoline to help him with sensory stimulation and coordination. Daniel loves his garden as he gets anxious when going out, it will also benefit his health and get rid of some energy that may help with is sleep.
Mohammed Hussain asked for a tablet as he has severe speech and language difficulties. A tablet will help hi to communicate verbally through educational apps and you tube videos.
Kai Lawrence wanted a tablet as he loves anything electrical. This will enable him to play his favourite game of mine craft and watch you tube videos.
Jayden Harrison wished for a tablet to watch videos and play games as he had broken his. The tablet helps him destress.
Shanade Hill wanted a tablet as her brother had one and would not share! This would make her feel special.
Matt Wolf is homeless and finds it difficult to socialise. His day centre thought a tablet would help him as he could play games and watch videos in peace and give him some independence.
Abigail Wiggins needed things to make her room inviting so that she can go to when feeling anxious. She had a bean bag, CD player and bubble lamp.
Mathew Stroud wished for a gaming chair as he has built his own computer. He does not ask for a lot but wanted a black and red chair.
Alvin Phagami wanted a tablet to play games and watch you tube. His tablet will be a distraction when he gets frustrated and to give him more independence.
Ryan Dickens wanted PlayStation as he struggles in social situations. His friend has a computer and Ryan would b able to share his own with his friend.
Jack Holleworth wishes to go and see Lion King in London as he had enjoyed the experience at panto over Christmas.
Muhammad Ibrahim wished for a tablet to help calm him down at times of stress. He can also learn and develop new skills that will help with his education.
Dexter Dawson wished for a6 foot bubble tube as he loves the one they hire from the library. Dexter is highly stimulated and the bubbles help him relax.
Elizabeth Goldie wished for a summer house in her garden as she spends all her time in her bedroom, the house will help her get out and enjoy some fresh air.
Karl Morris wished for a Gohstbusters firehouse headquarters from Lego as he enjoys building with Lego when he feels stressed and anxious.
Christian Summers wished for an army tank experience so that he can feel and enjoy the movement and move the gears. He loves anything to do with the army.
Darcie Turner-Smith wished for a vegetable planter as she has tortoises that eat her vegetables! Hopefully Darcie may be encouraged to eat the vegetables that she grows.
Chloe Winsley wished to go and see Disneys frozen on ice as she loves anything ‘Frozen’. Her dream will come true.
Nathan Sharp wished for items for his garden, a windy day set, tidy garden set and a butterfly garden. Nathan loves visiting sensory gardens, now he can have his own.
Ashton Henderson needed a trampoline as he found the garden boring. A trampoline would make a huge difference for Nathan.
Jake, Jemma and Ellie Whiteside wished for a Lego table to encourage them to play nicely together. They were also granted a big bucket of Lego to enjoy.
Tyler Jay Getchell wished for a trip to Chester zoo as he loves animals. Nathan was given a mere cat experience that he, Mum and Nana could enjoy.