Art Exhibition And Cheque Handover

Over 50 pieces of art, and some innovative poetry, will be on display at a free three-day exhibition at Northwich Business Centre highlighting the talents of people connected to a charit supported by the Steve Morgan Foundation.

The Cheshire Autism Practical Support charity, or ChAPS as they are more commonly known, is staging the exhibition of work from people who are on the autism spectrum from March 22-24 as one of its key events of the year, coming just before World Autism Awareness week at the start of April.

And, in a double celebration, Jonathan Masters from the Steve Morgan Foundation will attend the launch event to present a cheque for £67, 518, a three-year grant, to continue to help with running costs.

“At ChAPS, we support hundreds of people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum, with a varied programme of 80 different activities put on every month, as well as offering help and advice,” says Managing Director Jo Garner.

“This art exhibition is one of our biggest events of the year showcasing the excellent work of our members, with over 50 pieces of art on display.

“Also this year, for the very first time, we will be highlighting some amazing poems that really explain autism, all written by those who continue to overcome the condition every day of their lives.”

The exhibition launches between 4.30pm and 7pm on Thursday, March 22nd, with the official opening, with guests including Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and Councillor Kevin Rimmer from Northwich Town Council, taking place at 5pm.

It is also at the official launch where Jonathan, one of the Trustees of the Steve Morgan Foundation, will hand over the cheque awarded to ChAPS in their latest programme of funding.

Jonathan said: “The Steve Morgan Foundation is pleased to be supporting ChAPS again. We have seen a tremendous growth in their services and reach since our first round of funding and there is no doubt that the charity is providing an essential service across the areas in which it delivers services those services.”

Jo added: “The Steve Morgan Foundation have also helped us with a previous grant for a support worker, and this latest funding will really help us take the charity forward.

“We have a real passion for what we do, and that passion is shared by the staff at the Steve Morgan Foundation who have been a constant source of support and guidance since ChAPS was launched.

“It will be great to have Jonathan at the launch, making it a double celebration, and hopefully as many members of the public as possible will also visit during the three days of the exhibition to show their support for ChAPS and the fantastic work of our members.”

After the launch event, the exhibition continues onto the Friday, March 23rd, from 1pm-6pm, and Saturday March 24th, from 10.30am-2pm.

  • Northwich Business Centre is situated in Meadow Street, postcode CW9 5BF.  During business hours parking is available at Memorial Court Leisure Centre.



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