Are you considering a run, cycle or other event to raise money for charity? If so, thank you for visiting this page.

Why We Need Your Help

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of people like you to generate the funding that helps to support our practical workshops, meetings and the hundreds of activities we have every week that offer a safe environment for autistic people of all ages to meet, learn and interact.

We have become an essential support network for autism in Cheshire and this work is only possible through funding and the invaluable support of our members.

Because of the work we do we learn more about how to best support the children and adults affected by autism across Cheshire. With this information we can help more families cope and thrive with practical support.

How can you help us?

There are so many ways in which you can help us: 

Anything can be made into a challenge, the best are often the ones which challenges you and others to do something over and above what you think you are able to achieve.

Running – run a 5k or an ultra-marathon
Walking – walk the length of Great Britain, the Pennine Way or Snowdon
Trekking – choose a mountain or an adventure trail
Cycling – cycle the three-peaks or just one peak over and over again
Swimming – set a target and hit your nearest swimming pool…or lake…or the English Channel!
Extreme Challenge – do you fancy a skydive or even a Tough Mudder event.

You don’t have to do an athletic endeavour to raise money though. You can also try one of the following:

Cake Sale – hold a cake sale at home or your local church hall, everyone loves cake!
Golf Day – organise a sponsored golf event at your local golf club
Car Boot Sale – set-up a car boot sale at your local school, or ask for contributions to sell at your local car boot
Pub Quiz – test people’s knowledge, have fun and raise money whilst doing so
Dress Down Day – if you are an employer, let your employees dress down for a voluntary contribution
Or just ask for donations – you can always just ask, perhaps in lieu of a birthday gift.

Whatever you choose to do, we are here to help give you support.

Fundraising Tips

  1. Make your fundraising page compelling and explain your motivation.
  2. Always ask your close friends and family to donate first. Others will likely follow and match their generosity.
  3. Tell people what their contribution will help achieve for us. For instance, £10 will allow a child to experience horse-riding for the first time or be able to access a sports multi-skills session.
  4. Always include a target amount you would like to raise. Set your own small, weekly fundraising targets, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by trying to raise too much in one go.
  5. Always make sure friends and family spread the word. We’ll help with that too!
Please also remember that many organisations will match their employees’ fundraising efforts, so please check with your own employer to check whether this is an option for you.

If you decide to raise money for us, you can pay us directly by sending us a cheque to:

PO Box 155,
 Frodsham, Cheshire
 WA6 1BW

Or you can use an online giving page like Virgin Money Giving.
Just search “Cheshire Autism” and select, all money is paid directly to us.

If you would like to contact us for more information, or to inform us that you would like to raise money for us, please contact us:

Tel: 0344 850 8607 

We couldn’t operate without the generous donations we receive from our corporate funders, so a massive thank you to them!

BIG Lottery Fund
CRH Charitable Trust
Peoples Health Trust
The Albert Hunt Trust
The Charles Sharland Trust
Nationwide Community Fund
The Woodroffe Benton Foundation
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Ryecroft Children’s Fund
Casa Stella Charitable Trust
DCR Allen Charitable Trust
The Barbara Ward Children’s Charity
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
Steve Morgan Foundation
The Williams Family Foundation
Grace Charitable Trust
St Lukes Church Goostrey
Halton Borough Council
The Syder Foundation

Cheshire West & Chester Council
Stanlow Masonic Lodge
Chester Business Club
Co-Op Weston Grove
Chester Lions
Moore Foundation
The Ardwick Trust
Lynn Foundation
DP Smith Trustees
Youth Federation
Bryan Lancaster Trust
Lee and BakirgianCharitable Trust
Risley Foundation
Alchemy Foundation
Brian Wilson Trust
Geoff Ludford Charitable Trust
Pennycress Trust
David Solomons
Charitable Trust
Masonic Charitable Trust

Joan Tanner Charitable Trust
N Smith Charitable Trust
Frances Crabtree Trust
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust
Peter Kershaw Trust
The Greycourt Trust
The Bain Trust
Joyce Kathleen Stirrup Trust
Denman Charitable Trust
Truemark Trust
Cheshire Freemasons Street Foundation
Marjorie Boddy Charitable Trust
Duchess of Westminster Foundation
The Three Guineas Trust
The Cotton Trust
The Emerson Foundation
Proven Trust
A and S Lass


Thank you for considering ChAPS as a charity to fundraise for. 

Whatever your reasons for raising money for us, we thank you and wish you all the success in your personal challenge.

Remember, no matter what your personal challenge might be, it is matched every day by the challenges experienced by those affected by autism both young and old throughout Cheshire and the UK.

With your help we can ensure they don’t have to go through it alone, that there are people who are willing to celebrate the difficulties and the achievements, no matter what their disability, hidden or visible. With practical support we help families and individuals find solutions to leading full and active lives.

And we are able to do it because of the support of people like you.

Thank you.

Inspiring families to achieve more

If you need further information or advice please contact us on: 0344 850 8607 or

0344 850 8607

ChAPS Po Box 155 Frodsham WA6 1BW

Charity Registration No.1149624 Company No.08262460

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