Education, support and research for early years autism

Puzzle Centre Autumn Ball 2018

Help raise vital funds for Puzzle Centre by attending our Autumn Ball.



  • On Saturday 29th September 2018 at Creslow Manor in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.
  • An evening of eating, dining, dancing and winning (if you’re lucky!). We have some fantastic prizes in our auction and raffle.
  • Enjoy a sparkling reception, three-course meal, with welcome table wine included. More wine and other drinks will be available at the pay bar.
  • Bid for a super prize in our charity auction, or try your luck at our Autumn Ball Raffle.
  • Have a go at our Meal Tree Lucky Dip, with the chance to win a fine dining experience or a portion of fish and chips!
  • Impress with your best moves on the dance floor, along to some great tunes performed by The Retro Vocals.
And, best of all, you’ll be raising money towards Puzzle Centre’s vital work with young children with autism and other communication difficulties. We need to raise around £300,000 each year to continue to provide specialist education, therapy and support for the children and families who need our help.

“Last year I said I’d be happy to receive nothing for Christmas if only my children would say a few words … thank you Puzzle Centre for making my greatest wish come true. This year both my children said ‘mummy’ for the first time”.

Event Flyer: Puzzle Centre Autumn Ball
Buy your tickets here: Ticket Order Form  Please print, complete and return this form to buy your tickets.
Sponsorship, advertising or donating prizes: There are many ways for companies and local organisations to support our Autumn Ball through sponsorship, advertising or donating prizes. We’d be very grateful for your help. Please see here for further details. Autumn Ball Sponsorship Opportunities or contact us to find out more.

Event updates:

Parking overnight: We are very grateful to Creslow Manor for supporting our Autumn Ball. The marquée is set in the beautiful grounds of the Manor, just a few miles north of Whitchurch, near Winslow. Visit Creslow Manor’s website here. There is free parking at the venue and guests are welcome to leave their vehicles overnight to collect the following morning, Sunday 30th September.
Auction prizes: We are delighted to have a few lovely holidays to include in our auction. Keep an eye on this web page for further updates …

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Vacancy – Finance Manager

We need an experienced part-time Finance Manager to join us at a time of planned growth and development of our service. We are looking for a candidate with a successful track record in a financial management position, including direct involvement in the preparation of statutory accounts, budgets and forecasts, management and other financial reports and financial appraisals for decision-making. If you think you have the expertise, interest and ambition to join us in this mission, please click here for further information

Parent Support Groups – By invitation only

Puzzle Centre are running parent support group for those families with a child on our nursery waiting list. You are welcome to attend one or more of our group activities if you are waiting for a place in our specialist setting Aim: The focus of these groups will be to introduce you and your child to some of the specialist input provided by Puzzle Centre and to give you opportunities to meet other families. Click here  for more information

Puzzle delivers Early Years Autism Training

Puzzle Centre delivers Early Years Autism Training across South East via AET Training Hub The Puzzle Centre in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust and Oxfordshire County Council  has been awarded the contract by the Autism Education Trust to be the South East Region Early Years Training Hub. The training hub is now delivering a 3-tier programme for early years practitioners across the whole of the South East region of England. The three tiers of training available are: Tier 1. Making sense of autism – for all early years practitioners Tier 2. Good autism practice – for practitioners working directly
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Puzzle Centre joins the Vale Lottery – tickets cost £1!

We are delighted to say we have joined the Vale Lottery. Vale Lottery is a weekly lottery that directly supports good causes which benefit the Aylesbury Vale community and all supporters get the chance to win prizes of up to £20,000! Puzzle Centre would love it if you would think about getting involved. To find out how to play and ensure your ticket directly supports Puzzle Centre please  click here .

BBC Children in Need 3 Year Grant Awarded to Puzzle Centre

We are delighted to announce we are now being supported by BBC Children in Need. The grant will be used to provide more specialist teaching and therapy to the very young children with autism or communication difficulties we support, to increase their communication and social skills, and emotional well-being.  Click here for full details.