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Westinghouse Staff Fund Swings into Action for Autism

Autism Initiatives would like to thank all the Westinghouse staff based in Preston who have supported the charity via The Springfields Employees Medical Research & Charity Trust Fund.

Thanks to The Fund people with autism at our Pottery day service in Fleetwood, Lancashire are now being able to benefit from the use of outdoor therapeutic swings in our community garden.

The swings are providing service users with a sensory experience that they can use as part of their positive coping strategies if they become anxious or simply need some processing time.


Alan Beauchamp, Communications & Media Relations Manager at Westinghouse said: “The Springfields Employees Medical Research & Charity Trust Fund is pleased to be able to support Autism Initiatives. We hope our recent purchase of two Adult Therapy Swings for the ‘Family Hub’ at the pottery community garden, based at Farmer Parr’s in Fleetwood, are a useful addition to the facilities at the location. We understand that the swings will help to develop the therapeutic and relaxation aspects of the community garden and are delighted our donation will help such a worthy cause and wish you every success in the future.”

Jayne Frodsham, Manager of The Pottery day service said: “We are so pleased to have the support of the Springfields Employees Charity Trust Fund, as part of Westinghouse they represent innovation, quality and reliability – qualities that my team strive hard to achieve here every day too.  The swings have been very well received and used since their installation and we are delighted that their anticipated therapeutic benefits have become a reality.”