Galgorm Resort & Spa Join Forces With Autism NI For Charity Of The Year Partnership

Families Go To The Movies at Galgorm Resort & Spa for Autism NI

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Galgorm Resort & Spa Join Forces With Autism NI For Charity Of The Year Partnership


(Pictured at the launch Sarah-Jayne Cassells from Autism NI with Niamh Doherty and Kevin Chan from Galgorm Resort & Spa.)

Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa, Galgorm Resort & Spa has pledged its support for leading Autism charity Autism NI, as it announces the local charity as one of the resort’s chosen partners for its Charity of the Year for 2016/17.

The year-long partnership will provide Autism NI with the valuable opportunity to take advantage of Galgorm Resort & Spa’s high footfall of guests, by supporting fundraising initiatives throughout 2016/17, and providing an important platform to raise awareness of this ‘hidden’ disability.

Galgorm Resort & Spa have already planned a full calendar of exciting events for their staff, guests and locals, which kicked off with a staff summer BBQ on Tuesday evening. The fundraising will continue with a movie screening of Disney Pixar’s film ‘Inside Out’ in November.

Hotel Duty Manager, Tim Burden, said: “As an organisation that champions diversity, Galgorm Resort & Spa are delighted to partner with Autism NI and support its important charitable work with families and people of all ages on the Autism Spectrum. We have a number of special events planned for the coming year. The BBQ was a great start, and we’re looking forward to the Autism Friendly film screening."

Autism NI Corporate Fundraising Manager, Sarah-Jayne Cassells, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Autism NI has been chosen by Galgorm Resort & Spa as their Charity of the Year for 2016/17. Galgorm is a wonderful location for us to raise awareness to a wide and varied range of people from the local community and further afield. The partnership will make a real difference to the lives of children and adults in Northern Ireland who are affected by Autism.

“All money raised throughout this year-long partnership will remain within Northern Ireland and go towards providing life-changing services for the 30,000 people affected by Autism here.”

With over 30,000 people in Northern Ireland affected by Autism and over 1000 children being diagnosed every year, Autism has become the highest growing disability in Europe. Therefore fundraising support through partnerships such as this gives Autism NI the essential support to allow it to continue to provide vital services to those families and individuals living with Autism throughout NI. 

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