Important Changes at RAGS
RAGS will discontinue council funded after school clubs at the end of March 2014. The decision was not taken lightly by Trustees and was NOT due to London Borough of Havering funding cuts.
However, we are pleased to announce that following a recent special meeting, members voted overwhelmingly to keep the charity open and revert to the original aim of supporting parent/carers of children with autism as stated in the objects of the constitution see below:
1. Assisting with access to education, training and resources in the community;
2. Providing support to parents/carers of children and people with autism;
3. Working across the community to develop the services needed;
4. Representing the view of parents/carers of children and people with autism.
A part time co-ordinator, along with volunteers will oversee and develop an information, support and guidance service for parents/carers and individuals with autism. RAGS will continue to organise regular support groups and coffee mornings, in addition to social and fundraising events.
We know that a huge gap exists in Havering, many people experience feelings of isolation because of autism. RAGS wants to continue extending a non-judgemental, informed, supportive and caring hand of friendship to people who may be facing difficulties accepting the diagnosis and concerns about the impact it will undoubtedly have on the family.
RAGS are currently looking for a new base so there is a possibility that our telephone number will change but the mobile number and email will remain the same if you wish to contact us 07760 169187 firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be sustainable, the charity needs the support of members to fundraise. If you can help in anyway or are interested in being part of the fundraising committee, please get in touch.