Tailor Ed Foundation Emergency Fundraiser Online Auction

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Helping local families raise a child with autism

Our wish is to see children with autism and their families empowered and included, able to live the lives they want to and access all the day to day experiences that other families take for granted.

Tailor Ed Foundation is an effective and empathetic charity established in 2008 with the intention to teach daily living skills to children with autism. We saw that these families could not get the support they needed at home and so from that need, Tailor Ed was set up.  We work with 200 families across the city. We have a staff team of 7 full time and part time individuals who are extremely motivated, committed and passionate about improving daily living for families affected by autism. At Tailor Ed we teach children the skills required to be more independent and involved in family and community life

.After a recent funding setback we are now in the position where we may have to close our doors for good. We now have a shortfall of £100K for our project year. We are working hard to ensure that we can remain open but within the current economic climate this is becoming increasingly difficult. By the end of March 2018 we will have to decide whether we have sufficient funding in place to continue to operate.

“Without wanting to overstate the point, Tailor Ed has totally transformed our quality of life and relationship with our son. We now feel that we are back on track – Bill is engaged and making progress, we feel that we have a plan!”

We have one month to organise and put on a large fundraiser to help us hit our £10K community fundraising target. Our event will be on the 17th of March Thanks to the generosity of Unusual Venues of Edinburgh, it will be at the Rowantree, sister venue of the Caves. Please join us on the night:

Fundraising is the life blood of many local charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors.

£ 260
2018 Signed Scotland Team Rugby Ball
£ 50
Signed Motherwell Top
£ 100
Paintballing Day for 25 at Bedlam est £500
£ 1,020
4 night stay in a Chateau in France for 12 est £3K
£ 130
Red Army Displays Tifo Scottish Cup Final Est £175
£ 200
A Year's Supply of Ice Cream est. £200
£ 60
2 Hibs vs Partick Thistle Tickets
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