Greater Anglia Helps the National Autistic Society

Monday, 11 March 2013

Local train operator Greater Anglia has made a donation of £326 on behalf of their employees to the National Autistic Society (NAS).

Greater Anglia is supporting the NAS with a donation following the company’s recent employee survey, where a contribution is made to a charity on behalf of the staff participating in the survey.

Staff who took part in the survey came from across the Greater Anglia network, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London.
 
Greater Anglia employees chose the NAS as one of their nominated charities and £326 was donated by Greater Anglia to the charity, as a result of the survey. 

Michelle Smart Greater Anglia’s HR & Safety Assurance Director said: “The National Autistic Society does tremendous work supporting individuals with autism and their families. We are pleased to be able to support the vital work they do.”

The NAS is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism, a lifelong disabling condition which affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people, as well as how they make sense of the world around them. 

Eric Kent of the National Autistic Society said: “We’re proud to be one of Greater Anglia's nominated charities and enormously grateful for their donation. For over 50 years, the NAS has been a friend to people with autism, but, as a charity, we rely on donations and fundraising to continue to provide the support that people affected by autism need.”

For more information about the NAS, please visit www.autism.org.uk

As a result of the Greater Anglia employee survey, donations have also recently been made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.