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Autonomy Care Group, a care company, based in Wiltshire, is supporting an exciting adventure to raise money for Stepping Stones District Specialist Centre.

Stepping Stones is a charity based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and supports pre-school children aged 0 to 5 years who have special needs. Jen, Autonomy Care Group’s Marketing Coordinator, will be trekking up to Mount Everest Base Camp in April 2022 to raise vital funds for the pre-school’s ‘Garden Project.’

With 89% of Autonomy’s ¬£4,000 target already successfully met, they are hoping to go above and beyond before their fundraiser closing date of 31st May 2022.

Debbie, Stepping Stones’ Manager, says: “Stepping Stones are delighted to receive support from Jen Latham at Autonomy Care Group who, through her Everest Challenge, will be raising funds to help us complete our much-needed garden project. The garden area needs to provide our children with a safe but stimulating outside environment to help develop essential physical, sensory, communication and learning skills. Over the years, due to constant use, our garden area and resources have become tired and now worn beyond repair. We have plans to create a fully inclusive space with resources suitably exciting for pre-school children with additional needs.”

Jen, Autonomy’s Marketing Coordinator, says, “Autonomy Care Group and I have chosen to contribute the ‘Get Set Go Blocks’ which will be customis     ed by a company for the garden space, for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. The blocks are safe and versatile for climbing and adventures, but will also have balancing blocks for added safe fun – and we are thrilled to raise funds to help contribute towards this feature in their new garden!”

Autonomy Care Group acknowledges that the last year and a half has proven challenging for many, with plenty of tough times during the pandemic, particularly for small local charities.

Jen continues, “We are hoping to bring the local community together to support this fantastic project! Any donations, great or small, would be wonderful! We’d like to assure you that 100% of your donations will be going to Stepping Stones, and we would like to thank people in advance for all their support and donations so far.”

Please support Jen, who is challenging herself to raise funds for the children in West Wiltshire with additional needs who attend Stepping Stones.

Let’s keep climbing together, and please share our story. If you’d like to read our full story and donate, please use the information below: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/everestbasecamp/

Thank you from everyone at Autonomy Care Group.