London accountancy firm, Grunberg & Co, has handed over a cheque for £7,500 to a charity that supports people with autism after the firm undertook a year of fundraising.
Located on the Finchley Road in north London, Resources for Autism provides practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition and for those who love and care for them.
The charity’s Director, Liza Dresner, was invited by Grunberg & Co to collect the donation from its office in Colindale and shared examples of how its team of accountants, auditors and tax advisors had helped to raise the money.
In the last 12 months, they have undertaken a number of charity challenges, including taking part in the London Halloween Walk and hosting a pamper day for staff and clients.
Speaking about their successful year of fundraising Alain Stechler, a Partner at the firm, which also has an office in the City of London, said: “It was wonderful learning more about Resources for Autism over the last year and seeing the fantastic work that it does first-hand.
“Our staff and my fellow Partners really got behind this cause and did some amazing things to raise money. We hope the funds that we have donated go some way to ensuring that Liza and her team can continue to support people locally.”
During her visit to the practice’s headquarters, Liza Dresner thanked the team at Grunberg & Co for its hard work and said that the money would make a massive difference to the lives of local people with autism.
She said: “The incredible amount of money raised will help fund our North London teenage autism and mental health group. This has been a real partnership, talking to Grunberg staff about autism, having team members come in and volunteer and helping all of us understand each other’s worlds. We are hugely grateful to the Grunberg staff who were such a pleasure to work with and have helped us so much.”
Alongside its fundraising for Resources for Autism, members of the Grunberg & Co team took days out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the charity.
To find out more about Resources for Autism, please visit www.resourcesforautism.org.uk