Harwich Town Council

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Autism Variety Show

Autism Variety Show

1st March 2020

The Variety Show

Will be held at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton on Sea on 1st March 2020 and performers will be either Autistic or work for our charity. The show offers an exciting opportunity for individuals with autism to showcase their talent and for friends and family to celebrate their creativity.

The show will be a ‘relaxed performance’ and produced and directed by the incredibly talented Jacqui Tapsell, Founder and Director of Evolution College and compered by the wonderful Dr Anna Kennedy OBE, parent, Founder of AKO and Ambassador for Autism Anglia. We will also have a special guest performance by autistic speaker and singer Dean Beadle!

3 ways you can help to make this event spectacular!

  1. By sponsoring the Variety show you will be supporting Autism Anglia in celebrating the amazing talents of autistic individuals and helping to raise the profile of the autistic community in East Anglia.

£300 sponsorship of the Variety Show will provide the following benefits;

  • Four complimentary tickets to the show
  • Your company name and logo on all promotional material
  • Advertisements on social media and other communication outlets (along with hyperlinks to your website where applicable)
  • Soundbites will be played at the event with your company name and logo
  • An advertising space in the show’s programme
  • Networking opportunities on the day

Promotion for the event will include printed leaflets and an email campaign to our mailing list of autism providers, schools, businesses, members, supporters and other contacts. There will also be a Social Media campaign on our busy Facebook, twitter and Instagram channels.

  1. Advertise in our A5 programme which will available to all attendees. £30 for half page or £50 for full page advert
  2. Donations for our grand raffle are desperately needed. Please donate a special gift, so that we can help to raise funds on the night.

If you are able to be a sponsor, advertise in our programme or donate a raffle prize

Please contact Helen Leckie on hleckie@autism-anglia.org.uk or call 01206 577 678 and speak with Helen, Marisa or Maddie as soon as possible.

About Autism Anglia

Autism Anglia is a local independent charity who work to enhance the lives of autistic people. We offer direct services and support to children, adults, families and professionals across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

‘Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do’

Our services in Essex include:

  • Expert Welfare Rights Advice
  • Doucecroft School & Further Education Department
  • Adult Residential Houses, Supported Living & Outreach
  • Jigsaw Opportunities Centre
  • Autism Alert Card
  • Training, Conferences, Workshops, support groups
  • Autism Diagnostic Service for adults and children

What is Autism Spectrum Condition?

Autism is a developmental condition which affects the function of the brain and the way a person relates to and interacts with other people.

It is estimated that in the UK 1 in 100 people have autism

This equates to approximately 14,900 people in Essex alone.

Autism is called a spectrum condition because it affects people in different ways and although every person is unique, there are some characteristics commonly displayed. These include difficulty with; Communication and Interacting with others; Flexible thinking; and Processing Information. Autistic people may also present different responses to changes in their environment and sensory stimuli.

“Autism Anglia’s help has been invaluable in getting our child into a supportive school, pointing us towards the help we need as parents, and supporting us in our applications for further school places. Incredibly stressful at best, and I think, impossible without their help. The difference they have made is phenomenal.” (Quote from parent)


“There are so many misconceptions about Autism. Autism Anglia really supports families when there is very little help in the wider community.” (Quote from family member)