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Fundraiser event to help keep little Rilee safe

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A LADIES NIGHT fundraising event is taking place in Warrington later this month to help fund a ”Safespace” for a caring and compassionate four-year-old boy named Rilee who has autism. 

Autism causes Rilee to become exceptionally anxious, stressed and frustrated and because of these unmanageable feelings, he responds by throwing himself on the floor or banging his head extremely hard. He is sensitive to loud noises and sometimes it can take hours, or even days for him to recover from it.

These episodes can put Rilee in significant danger, and have done in the past. His family would like to do everything possible to prevent this by  getting  a ”Safespace” built to help Rilee become calm and relaxed as quickly as possible after having a meltdown episode, but mainly to try and stop him harming himself physically.

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An example of a Safespace

A ”Safespace” is a versatile, durable and soft sleep and relaxation space for anyone who may feel unsafe in an ordinary room. It is designed for people with epilepsy or learning difficulties, such as autism. The space is robust so it can be kicked, punched and headbutted and gives enough room to be able to sleep or move freely  while reducing the risk of injury.

The “Ladies Night” fundraising event will include various forms of entertainment including a raffle, games, prizes, a DJ and even a male stripper!

It will take place at Richmond’s Social Club, Latchford, WA4 1NS on Friday February 24 at 7.30pm. Tickets  cost £10 per person  from the venue or online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/389514
*All money raised will go to  the “Keeping Rilee Safe” Fund

 

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