A showcase for Leeds Autism Services

The stars came out to help raise awareness at a glitzy event for Leeds Autism Services.

Among the guests at The Light were drama writer Kay Mellor and her actress daughter Gaynor Faye, comedian, television producer and poet Henry Normal and The A Word writer Peter Bowker.

The evening featured a screening at The Vue cinema of a 20-minute documentary called ‘A Different Way of Thinking’, which provided an insight into the work of Leeds Autism Services and the impact the charity has on the lives of people who it supports, and their families.

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The documentary featured Coun Adam Ogilvie, Kay Mellor, Peter Bowker and Henry Normal, who has a son on the autism spectrum.

The fundraising evening also involved a three-course Italian buffet at the Zizzi restaurant.

A spokeswoman for Leeds Autism Services said: “The evening was a huge success and raised £500 for the Leeds based charity.

“All money raised from the event will be used to purchase new and updated equipment and help towards activity funding for adults in the Leeds area.”

Karl Wilson, the charity’s partnership and development officer, said: “We were extremely excited to showcase our new documentary, which not only raises autism awareness but shows the great work of Leeds Autism Services. The Light has been extremely supportive in allowing us to carry out the event and to work with its tenants to put on a great evening.”

The Light’s marketing manager Stephanie James added: “The work that Leeds Autism Services carry out is fantastic, we were more than happy to be able to help them.”

See the documentary at www.las.uk.net.