Thu 4th January 2018
11 year old Alfie is a massive Rangers fan, and no-one was more delighted than Alfie and his Mum Nicola when the Foundation announced at the start of this season that Scottish Autism would be our National Charity Partner.
Alfie has Asperger’s Syndrome and is a pupil at New Struan School, Scottish Autism’s independent day and residential school. Alfie has been a fan of the club since birth. Along with his siblings, his first item of clothing was a Rangers top.
Alfie does struggle to maintain interests, but his love of Rangers is something that he can share with his family and friends. This, in turn, boosts his confidence and self-esteem. Alfie loves attending football matches. He enjoys this singing and the excitement of the fans, as well as his half time pie and tea!
Our partnership with Scottish Autism is helping kids like Alfie in so many ways. We’re helping to spread the word about autism so more people understand about the condition. We’re also raising funds to support the Autism Advice Line, which provides emotional and practical support to individuals with autism and their families, and to create a social area within Scottish Autism’s new residential service, Founders House.
Founders House will open in Alloa later this year and is a new service which will provide accommodation for adults with autism who may live with other health related issues such as Parkinson’s, limited mobility or sight loss.
Scottish Autism is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism and exists to help those diagnosed with autism lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.
We’re delighted to support this fantastic charity for season 2017/18 and help children like Alfie and his family. You can find out more about Scottish Autism here and take a look at a video which explains more about the condition here.