The Maltings has joined forces with Herts Advertiser.
The Maltings has joined forces with the Herts Advertiser to run a year long campaign to find the un-sung heros in St Albans. Our first winner is Gayeanne Allcock who was nominated by her friend Steph Curtis, for the Maltings Community Hero Award in March.
Gaye has two children, and her eldest, James, has Autism. Despite this, Gaye has managed to find time to create a new weekly Lego Social Club for other children with Autism/Asperger’s which she runs on a voluntary basis. She has helped so many in our community!
This is her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lego-Club-for-children-with-Autism-Aspergers/284653461736059?
Gaye commented, ‘the reason I started Lego Club was for my son, I wanted him to feel part of a group, something he could be proud of and own. Together we made this happen and he has made some wonderful friends. I have also had the opportunity to meet wonderful, awesome Autism parents, it’s great to chat and enjoy a coffee too’.
Gaye was surprised and over the moon to have won as it gives the opportunity to get the message of the group out and publicised. The Group relies on donations of Lego from the public, if you have any that you would like to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lego Club runs weekly and takes place every Saturday from 4pm at Fleetville Community Centre, St. Albans.
David Corcorran, top Autism specialist will be running Social Skills Groups from the 26th April
Penny Prapatii, a yoga teacher will be providing yoga for children and their parents before Lego Club from the 25th Aprl
The Autism site in St Albans is run by Sarah Hayden at SAMCAA.