Newcastle Jets major partner Beechwood Homes will donate $3,000 to their charity partner Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) after goals to Krisztian Vadocz, Andy Keogh and Mateo Poljak were scored in the Hyundai A-League round 25 meeting between Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory last weekend.
Beechwood Homes made the pledge pre-match to coincide with their donation of their front of jersey space to Aspect.
Aspect branding also featured on the back of the club’s Westfield W-League away jerseys throughout the 2015/16 season thanks to Beechwood Homes.
Aspect is Australia’s leading not-for-profit provider of services and supports working with people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Celebrating 50 years, Aspect operates the world’s largest network of schools and satellite classes for students on the spectrum and is approved to provide a range of therapy, intervention and lifestyle options under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Aspect believes that people on the autism spectrum are a different brilliant and this shines through in their work with more than 14,000 Australians on the spectrum and their families each year.
Beechwood Homes’ Managing Director, Mr Vic Cavasinni, said: “With World Autism Awareness Day coming up on 2 April, it is an opportune time for Beechwood to help increase awareness of the great work that Autism Spectrum Australia do. I have a niece on the spectrum so Aspect is an organisation that is very near to my heart.”
Newcastle Jets also made a quiet space for autistic guests and their families and carers to watch last Saturday’s game against Glory.