30 August 2017
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30 August 2017,


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.

3 responses on “Preloved Legacy LEGO Donation

  1. Paula says:

    Poor Tom. How wonderful that his treasures will be enjoyed in his memory though.

  2. Morning everyone. Firstly, the team at White Rose are so sorry to hear of Tom’s sad passing, our thoughts are with Margaret and all of Tom’s family and friends. RIP Tom. Donating Tom’s lego to Autism Bricks UK is a wonderful gesture and I know that Harriet and the rest of the SAS team will put it to very good use. The Autism Bricks UK day at White Rose was great fun, we love having you guys here, and it is wonderful to read about the growing lego donations.

  3. Such a moving story and an amazing gesture from Margaret, I am sure that she will take comfort in the joy that the lego and books will help so many people so much.

    Hopefully others will take inspiration from this and donate more lego to this amazing cause.

    Best of luck to the PreLoved Lego campaign!

    Kevin Pawsey

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