Cheese and Grapes Event


Rory Stewart MP attended the first anniversary of the Triple A Project

The event was a celebration of the project’s highlights and it provided an opportunity to discuss the shared aspirations for the coming year. The event was a well-attended celebration, officially opened by Revd Canon Dr David Peacock OBE who gave a potted history.  Helen Storey, Project Manager, talked about progress and  plans, followed by  Iain Dickie spoke briefly about the Research Project in partnership with University of Cumbria.

Triple A Project were delighted that Rory Stewart MP agreed to speak and he praised the work of the project.   Speaking about the event Rory Stewart said: “The event was a wonderful celebration of a very worthwhile cause. The Triple A Project highlights a neglected area of support and research into autism. I am particularly impressed with the selfless dedication of Helen Storey, without whom, this project would not have got off the ground. Because of her work, people with autism are less likely to get caught up in the Criminal Justice System, and I wish her, and all involved with Triple A Project continued success in the coming years.”

Matt Simpson and Harry Winters showed guests round the project office, designed to be autism-effective (autism-friendly).

Presentation folders were distributed containing information sheets and a  ‘SO WHAT’ report, looking at the impact of the project within the first 12 months.

Cheese, Chutneys and nibbles were kindly donated by Cows & Co.  James Watt & Son provided and served speciality coffee during the event.