Autism Early Support, where my sister, Fanny, has been working for years as a special learning assistant at their specialist nursery, provides children with autism and other communication difficulties – and their families – invaluable support and education. Based in rural Buckinghamshire, the Puzzle Centre also provides outreach support for children in their homes or at their school as well as training courses for practitioners.

The many, inspiring testimonies from the parents on the Puzzle website speak for themselves. The Puzzle Centre currently rents a building in the village of Middle Claydon but is looking to expand (new children are joining all the time and demand continues to grow).

The ultimate aim is to establish a national Centre for Excellence in Early Years Autism, operating from new purpose-built premises to achieve greater reach and impact. Any money donated to Puzzle Centre will be used to fund Puzzle’s growth and this bold ambition.