Published: September 12, 2012
In photos: Brent Knoll marks 50th year of National Autistic Society

Crowds of supporters turned out at a family fun day in Brent Knoll on Saturday (September 8th) to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Autistic Society.

The fete and garden party was held at Somerset Court, which provides residential and day care services for adults with autism.

Award-winning bellydancer Rosy Benbow, right, performed her routine alongside a line-up of local music acts headlined by the popular 'Gingers', Rustique with Pete Beech, up and coming local young singer/guitarist Nathaniel Topping and Jake Flood.

In addition to bouncy castles, a fun stocks, games and craft stalls, there was also a visit by kids entertainer Mo the Bubbleman.

"It was a great day that was very well supported by visitors and our staff, who gave up their time to help. We had great weather and lots of fun," Day Care Co-ordinator Jenny Griffiths told

One of the organisers, Sally Edwards, added her thanks all those who had attended and helped to make the day such a success.

Somerset Court has been part of the National Autistic Society since 1983 and provides combined residential and day care services for adults with autism within a 26 acre site.

The Society came into existence 50 years ago as a small group of friends determined to transform the lives of people affected by autism. Today, it is the UK's leading autism charity and a national society of friends.


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