****Please note that hampers can be delivered for free within 20 mile radius of Wickford ****

Autistic children have been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus crisis. Over 70% of autistic children already suffer from diagnosable levels of anxiety and often struggle with changes in routine. The sudden lockdown took its toll on the mental health of many of these children, who were already struggling with social interaction and maintaining friendships. Some are eager to get back into school and familiar routines, but for many going back out into the world will be a massive challenge. We have heard from several parents that their children will not leave their rooms, let alone the house, for fear of catching the virus and many who do venture out are finding it very distressing. We want to help make that transition back to "the new normal" as stress free for these children as possible. We will be running woodland based activity sessions to help the children reconnect with nature and renew their friendships in a calm and non-judgemental setting. Takiwatanga will continue to assist parents too, via our face to face support groups, 1:1 meetings and information sharing. As soon as we are able we will also start our Family Board Game Club, to further support the children's social interaction and provide a fun environment for the whole family. However, to do all this we need your help. Due to the lockdown we had to cancel all of our usual fundraising events, so this Raffle is incredibly important to us this year. Your contributions will help us so much to continue to support these amazing children and their heroic parents. Thank you


£1,030.00 raised by 100 supporters


From 5th November 2020 at 07:30 PM. Until 30th November 2020 at 11:55 PM.

30th November 2020 at 11:55 PM draw date

£1.00 per raffle ticket

10th prize Stationery hamper


Various stationery items

Vouchers for family photo shoot by Georgia Mason 

Cobrafit Essex fitclub voucher

Rose wine

Gweniems voucher 


11th prize Unwind hamper


Scentsy treats 

White wine   

Hair cut and blow dry at Alaatin

1st Prize £100 Amazon gift voucher

£100 Amazon gift voucher donated by Temme English.

2nd Prize Beauty Hamper


Beauty hamper which includes:

Voucher for a haircut from Headlines, Billericay


Pampering items



And so much more

3rd prize Beauty Hamper


Beauty hamper includes:

A glossy box

FM fragrance 


Cut and blow dry from Alaatin, Billericay

Beauty items and so much more

4th prize - Wine and Chocolates hamper


Red and white wines

Various chocolate boxes

5th prize Spirits and food hamper




Savoury nibbles and sweets

Christmas pudding

£20 voucher from Cook, Billericay

6th prize - Technology hamper



Wireless speaker

Power bank 

(donated by Complete communications)

plus more ...

7th prize - Cleaning hamper


Includes everything you would need to do  spring clean including your sponges 😃

8th prize Home and garden hamper


Solar lights

John Lewis place mats

Vouchers for a family photo shoot, with Barrett & Coe

Cams creations voucher 

Plus extras 

9th prize - Childrens hamper


Hamper of toys and games

Kootchy product voucher

Baby blanket by Hooked on Love


Takiwatanga from Takiwatanga

We are a South Essex based registered charity, providing activities for autistic children and support to their families.


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Fri, September 17 2021, 10:47 AM : RT @IPSEAcharity: We regularly support families whose children are unable to access education because of anxiety or similar difficulties –…
  • Thu, September 16 2021, 9:49 AM : RT @AutisticDoctor: How to overstimulate & antagonise an autistic adult. I would *hate* to be touched like that, never mind the slimy craf…
  • Wed, September 15 2021, 7:59 AM : RT @ADHDFoundation: The terrible cost of neglecting children’s mental health ⁦@PHE_uk⁩ ⁦@HSJnews⁩ ⁦@DHSCgovuk⁩ ⁦@CAMHSNetwork⁩ ⁦@CAMHSEDNet…
  • Tue, August 31 2021, 9:46 PM : RT @bbw_cvs: New activities and services from @TakiwatangaSup1 / Takiwātanga Support Services #ASD #Sensory #Autism https://t.co/cj9UDSE…