Oundle charity boosted to the tune of £5,000

Elaine Nicholson, from Action for Asperger's, picked up an alumnus award from Leicester's De Montfort University earlier this year
Elaine Nicholson, from Action for Asperger's, picked up an alumnus award from Leicester's De Montfort University earlier this year

Oundle-based Action for Asperger’s has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

The organisation was awarded £5,000 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery – which has also celebrated supporting its 1,000th charity project.

Action for Asperger’s will use the money to buy sensory therapy items for its sensory therapy room to improve the quality of life for lives affected by autism.

The project will help not only those who have autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, but will also help those individuals who are in a close relationship with them, like siblings and parents. It is unique in that it is the only room of its kind in the area that is not based inside an institution.

Elaine Nicholson, CEO of the charity, said: “The award will help us to expedite completion of the sensory therapy room and will buy things like bubble tubes which aid focus and provide sensory stimulation.

“It is an honour to have been judged by the Postcode Lottery as a worthy recipient of this award.”

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 45p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across England, Scotland and Wales, including the People’s Postcode Trust. The money raised stays local to where players buy their tickets.