On 10th November ANA Nursing attended the annual fundraising gala, Night of Ambition- hosted by Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for young people and children with autism and their long-standing corporate supporter, the TalkTalk Group.
The charity established in 1997 helps to raise awareness and support for children and young people who suffer from autism, by providing young people with specialist support and education through their two learning facilities the TreeHouse School and Ambitious College. Making the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism and their families for nearly 20 years.
At this years Night of Ambition, a staggering £402,975 was raised in one night, in just under 4 hours. The money raised at this year’s gala bought TalkTalk’s’ overall fundraising total for the charity to £3 million. The event took place at Supernova, on Victoria Embankment Gardens and was attended by 450 leaders from across the telecom industry including Sir Charles Dunstone and Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group.
Guest were encouraged to bid on a number of “money can’t buy’ auction items which included; a pair of signed running shoes from Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, a weeks holiday to a top resort in the Philippines; along with other lots including sports memorabilia signed by Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Andy Murray, and VIP tickets to see England Play at Wembley. We placed the winning bid on auction lot 5 a limited edition signed print by Louis one of the young people this charity supports.
The money raised at the annual gala will support the charity Ambitious about Autism, in order for them to continue to run and develop essential services and support for young people and children with autism and their families.
Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism said:
“Night of Ambition has once again secured much-needed funds for our work with children and young people with autism and their families. I would like to thank everyone for their incredible generosity”
“TalkTalk has yet again surpassed all expectations in their support and commitment. During the course of our partnership, TalkTalk have raised just over £3 million and this money has enabled us to provide a number of important services for children and young people with autism. We simply wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without them.”
Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group Added:
“We are immensely proud of our ten-year partnership with Ambitious about Autism. The work they do is absolutely transformational, and we are delighted the record amount raised tonight will mean they can achieve even more”