Autism Together’s Autism Gold Awards were held at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool city centre last month, to mark our 50thbirthday.
Everton FC were revealed as the proud winners of the Champion of Champions award. This celebrates the dedication and achievements of the more than 40 organisations which are part of the Autism Champions scheme – organisations working together to make Liverpool the UK’s leading autism-friendy city. In each Autism Champion, staff have received autism awareness training and made adaptations to premises – such as clearer signage and quiet spaces – to ensure their venues are autism-friendly.
Nigel Bennett, chief steward at Everton FC, said at the gala awards dinner: “This has been a wonderful event. The icing on the cake was walking up to collect our award to the traditional Z Cars anthem we always use at Goodison Park.”
The award judges were: Lord Storey, CBE, autism campaigner Thomas Case, Autism Together patron Trish Chapman, Community Action Wirral’s Emma Hurst and Autism Together CEO Robin Bush.