Today (5th September) is latest edition of all things autism in Essex special hosted by daytime presenter Aston Avery.
The first guests on the show today were interviewed at the most recent charity event, the charity football match and family fun day, hosted by United For Charity and Team Avery Essex, that was held at Bowers & Pitsea FC’s Len Salmon stadium. The event was raising funds for Annakennedyonline which is an autism awareness and homeless help in Basildon which is a local homeless in the Basildon area. Autism reality experience were in attendance and they gave everyone an insight of the sensory overloads that someone with autism faces. Also in attendance were Essex police who allowed attendees have a photo opportunity with with one of their polices on the day.
Sky Butcher (Homeless Help In Basildon)
Michelle (Kids Be Happy Sand Art)
Debbie (Perfect Batch)
James (Back To The Future Car Hire)
Natasha (Moosh M.U.A) & Donna (Treat Stop)
PC Mike (Essex Police)
Aaron (SENsational Parties)
Joining Anna Kennedy OBE and Aston Avery today was Mandy Richardson, mum of voice kids 2017 semi finalist Jessica Richardson and member of Team Avery Essex and they discussed what Team Avery Essex does and also spoke about the “This Is Me” video which gets shown in schools around the area.
Anna Kennedy OBE had this to say after the show:
‘Aston And I make a formidable team on our monthly ‘All things Autism in Essex’ on Gateway 97.8. Basildon is well on its way to becoming an Autism friendly town. On today’s show Aston presented me with a cheque from Chris Cooper founder of United for Charity for our Autism charity AnnaKennedyonline. These funds will help the charity continue with our work in raising further awareness, acceptance and create as many opportunities possible for the Autism community. I am proud to share that Aston is also one of my charity Ambassadors helping me spread the word and we are certainly doing that with the help of Gateway 97.8!’
“All Things Autism In Essex Special” will return on Thursday 3rd October.