Big-hearted PBN members have voted to support Perth Autism Support as their chosen charity for 2018-19.

The charity, which supports children under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with autism, and their families, is reliant on donations from the public to be able to deliver its services. It nearly closed its doors last year due to a funding shortfall.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the way a person communicates, how they experience the world around them and how they relate to other people. The charity’s aim is to ensure that every child diagnosed with autism in Perth & Kinross has access to quality activities and services.

Proceeds from PBN’s main fundraising event later this year, a festive fair and fashion show, will go towards the deserving organisation.

Jane Rennie, PBN Chairwoman, thanked PBN members for taking the time to vote.

She added: “Last year, we successfully raised funds for The ARCHIE Foundation with several events including a pub quiz and our 20th anniversary celebrations. We’re incredibly grateful to our members for their generosity towards our official charity and we’re looking forward to supporting the important community work of Perth Autism Support this year.”

Find out more about Perth Autism Support on their website here: http://www.perthautismsupport.org.uk/