This unique event is all about showcasing the diversity found on the autistic spectrum, while packing in fun, unusual and entertaining activities for everyone to enjoy. The organisers are ploughing ahead with their festival planning, but in this uncertain world of ours right now, who know what it will bring.
Hope GB themselves are a registered charity based in Torfaen. They offer support services to people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), and their families.
People with autism have difficulties communicating, forming relationships with others and find it hard to make sense of the world around them. It’s estimated that around 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism. Hope GB provides encouragement and guidance to people from all walks of life that are affected by autism.
They are very much a people-centred organisation, and place great importance on building relationships. Their belief is that strong relationships can create a solid foundation that enables and encourages positive change.
They provide a range of services to help families and carers to lead informed, productive lives which will impact the people with autism that they’re connected to. They believe that every child, young person and adult on the spectrum has the potential to move forward. As a result, are committed to working with partners and advocates to improve the outcomes of those they support.
If you’d like to find out more about the work of this fantastic organisation, just go here HOPE
They have also announced that Dr Fiona Gullon-Scott has become a Patron for Hope GB. She has 20 years experience working clinically with and researching autism spectrum disorders.
“I am delighted to be invited to take up the role as a Patron for Hope GB. The charity works in areas close to my heart, promoting education about, understanding of and support for autistic children, teenagers, adults and their families, and I am excited to be even a small part of their development”
So what about the PRIDE FESTIVAL next year?
Well, it’s all about having fun, pretty much simple as that. You can expect live performances, fun challenges, a variety of food stalls, animal petting zone, arts and crafts, autism-friendly inflatables, information and support stands, sensory zone and special appearances from our very own ‘Nessa’, and their loveable mascot – Hope!
The nice thing is, the event is all inclusive, which means you can go along, whether you have a connection with somebody with autism or not. The aim is to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, so of course they would love you to be a part of this.
The event is taking place on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Panteg House on Greenhill Road in Griffithstown. It runs between 12 noon and 5pm and they would love you to turn up, give them some support and have a great day out with family and friends. For more details go here. PRIDE