Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park will host a fundraising Big Brekkie to support Autism Wessex on the 2 April, World Autism Awareness Day. It will be the first opportunity for many members of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce to meet their newly elected president, Peter Matthews, the general manager of Castlepoint since 2005. All of the retailers at the park are members of the chamber and have pledged support for the breakfast meeting, and Sainsburys have offered to provide most of the ingredients to help the event raise as much money as possible for the charity.
The Castlepoint management suite, boardroom and offices will be transformed into a pop up breakfast area for visiting chamber of commerce members. Castlepoint’s own staff will be serving traditional bacon and sausage sandwiches to those who make a donation for the regional charity that supports anyone affected by autism and associated difficulties.
Peter Matthews says that the fundraising Big Brekkie will be a fun way to celebrate his presidency: “We hope to raise a substantial sum to support our charity of the year Autism Wessex and the services they provide through the specialist Portfield School, Community Wessex, and their free information and advice services.”
Emily Pike, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Autism Wessex said “We are delighted that Castlepoint have come on board with our Big Brekkie campaign and can’t wait to tuck into a tasty breakfast with Peter and his team to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day! Getting involved in our Big Brekkie campaign, be it by hosting your own breakfast event or attending a cafe that is supporting us, is a really simple way of helping us to fundraise for our services and raise awareness of autism.
Please visit www.autismwessex.org.uk/bigbrekkie for further details.”