Charity holds fun day as thank you to its volunteers

Published on: 04 Jul 2013

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A Keynsham charity that supports families living with autism held a day of celebration for volunteers and for the people they help.

Butterflies-Haven held a fun day at The Ship Inn, where pub landlord and charity trustee Richard Weymouth organised a barbecue and bouncy castle.

The first half of the afternoon on Satureday, June 28, was a treat for the volunteers and trustees and founder Trisha Williams said: “It was a ‘thank-you’ for all their support for the Butterflies families. This was also a chance for the team and trustees to be together and to get to know each other more.”

Later on they were joined by members of the charity’s  Young Voice group and their families, with one of the trustees offering face-painting and many of the youngsters joining a game of  football and feeding the ducks in the park near the pub. Butterflies-Haven fun day

Trisha added:  “Watching them all together enjoying such freedom and yet very safe and watched-over made me realise how important it is that somehow we eventually have a central base that includes a huge piece of land where the children can be just as free and safe.”

To find out more about Butterflies-Haven and the groups it runs for children on the autistic spectrum, their siblings and parents and carers, go to www.butterflies-haven.co.uk.

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