After holding our preloved LEGO collection day for Autism Bricks UK (www.autismbricksuk.org) in The White Rose Centre, Leeds, we had a phone call from a lovely lady named Margaret from Manchester who’s son, Tom (pictured above) 27 years old with Aspergers, sadly lost his fight to cancer in July 2017. His passion was not only for computers and spending his time with family, but he had made a real hobby out of building LEGO and collecting Anime books.
Tom had graduated Manchester Metropolitan University studying computing and digital technology whilst bravely fighting cancer, Margaret said “Tom was always positive, right up until the end”.
As Margaret was clearing Toms room she received a phone call from her brother telling her about our preloved LEGO appeal and she thought it would be great for it to be donated to us in his memory.
Over 16KG of LEGO was kindly donated which will enable Autism Bricks UK to hold LEGO therapy sessions along with other services to support autistic adults. Not only did Margaret kindly donate these bricks, she also donated all of Tom’s Anime books and DVDs which many of the members at Specialist Autism Services will love to read.
We cannot express our gratitude enough for your support and kind donation Margaret, thank you from everybody at Specialist Autism Services and Autism Bricks UK.