Leighton IT company’s ingenious fundraising ideas add up

Jam Cracker's Sabrina Latimer (left) with Autism Bedfordshire CEO Emma Reade
Jam Cracker's Sabrina Latimer (left) with Autism Bedfordshire CEO Emma Reade

One of their hugely successful fundraising events was a Monster Mash Hallowe’en Disco.

Now Leighton IT outfit Jam Crackers has given Autism Bedfordshire a cheque for £2,788.60.

The company which started as a one-man band and has grown to be a serious player in the IT sector, providing support to new and established businesses in the area.

But it has never forgotten its roots.

Business development manager Sabrina Latimer said: “It’s been great fund raising money for Autism Bedfordshire. As a company we have all taken part in the events and have had a brilliant time.”

The charity’s chief executive, Emma Reade, said: “We’re thrilled that Jam Crackers have been able to support us this year. They have put so much effort into raising money and it’s been a delight to have such an incredible local partnership.”

Autism Bedfordshire was founded in 1991 by parents of autistic children to share information and support.

Over the subsequent 25 years, it has expanded and developed its services.

It runs a Saturday family support club, holiday schemes, adult support and skills, autism training and a youth club for teenagers.

April is Autism Awareness Month. If you or your company are interested in supporting local families affected by autism, call 01234 214871.