Education, support and research for early years autism

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Puzzle Centre Summer Raffle 2017

The grand draw took place at 2pm on Friday 22nd September 2017 and the winners are listed below. If you’ve won a prize and we haven’t yet spoken to you, please give the fundraising team a call on 01296 711547. Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to everyone who took part and bought a raffle ticket. Thank you also to the companies who donated our fabulous raffle prizes. The Summer Raffle has raised more than £1,700 towards the work of Puzzle Centre.


Prize: Weekend loan of a Mazda MX-5 Sports Car

Winner: Ann Stanyer

Prize kindly donated by: Lodge Garage, Kingswood, Bucks


Prize: Tutored Wine Tasting

Winner: Betty Madge

Prize kindly donated by: Simon Stagnell


Prize: Gliding Lesson

Winner: Paul Healey

Prize kindly donated by: RAF Halton & Chiltern Gliding Centre


Prize: Head Shot Photo Shoot

Winner: Christel Wilson

Prize kindly donated by: Kelly Jo Photography


Prize: 18-hole round of golf for up to four players

Winner: Denise Craig

Prize kindly donated by: Aylesbury Vale Golf Club


Prize: Two one month passes to Nuffield Health Gym and Spa, Aylesbury

Winner: Neil Keenan

Prize kindly donated by: Nuffield Gym & Spa Aylesbury


Prize: Sterling Silver jewellery

Winner: Helene Costas

Prize kindly donated by: ABC Jewellers, Aylesbury


Prize: Family entry to Waddesdon Manor House & Gardens

Winner: Katrina Shelley

Prize kindly donated by: Waddesdon Manor & The National Trust


Prize: Family entry to Mead Open Farm, Billington

Winner: Louise McManus

Prize kindly donated by: Mead Open Farm


Prize: Aylesbury Fire & Rescue family tour – Aylesbury Fire Station

Winner: Darren Bates

Prize kindly donated by: Aylesbury Fire & Rescue


Swanbourne Festival 2017

Beautiful weather, great bands, lovely atmosphere and super stalls. The Swanbourne Festival in August 2017 was a huge success and we’d like to congratulate and thank Oakman Inns for such a fantastic event. Thanks also to everyone who supported Puzzle Centre on the day by visiting our stall or buying raffle tickets, helping us raise £1,500! Thank you also to Derek Pelling Photography for the photos below.


Thinking of fundraising for Puzzle? Here’s how we can Support You

The Puzzle Centre team are always happy to support your fundraising, we will be keen to hear all about it and to see your photos!

We are also able to provide guidance to help you plan your event and ensure those involved are safe throughout.

Contact Us with the following details if you have an idea you’d like to discuss:
• Your name and contact details
• Event type and date

or take a look at our Fundraising-guide

For details and guidance on fundraising activities, please see the Code of Fundraising Practice and the Institute of Fundraising’s website.

Be inspired – here are just a few highlights from the Puzzle Centre Fundraising Hall of Fame!


We’re so grateful to Winslow Rotary for their continued support. A recent donation of just under £2,000 will enable us to buy much needed IT equipment. Thank you!

Thank you to Whitchurch Stitch In Group for their donation of £100.

Thank you to Mursley Players, who made a fantastic donation of £468 to Puzzle Centre following their Variety Show.

Great Horwood and Singleborough WI held an amazing evening of fun raising £645 for Puzzle with the wonderfully entertaining ‘Dorothy’

Winslow Rotary have supported Puzzle Centre with a grant of £2,000 towards Attention Autism training for our staff who work with the children in our specialist nursery and through the Puzzle Assessment and Support Service (PASS). We are so grateful for their support.

April was autism awareness month, and Puzzle Centre had a stall at the Winslow Easter Fayre. Thank you to everyone who donated home-made items for the stall.

Our fish and chip Quiz night in Winslow in March 2017 raised a fantastic £800.  Thank you to everyone who joined in and special thanks to those who donated raffle prizes.

In 2016


Guy Brogden ran the Virgin London Marathon on 24th April for Puzzle Centre raising in excess of £10,000



Brave and beautiful Beau had her hair cut to raise money to thank us for helping her twin brother.  Here she is before and after.

In 2015


Puzzle5Etape rode L’Etape du Tour and triumphed in the Alps, raising an incredible £17,546.43.


Move over George Clooney – Max’s grandad shaved off his moustache and raised £400.00!

In 2014


Puzzle parent Hayley competed in the Warrior Adrenaline Race raising £775.00.


Gary Eastman took Puzzle to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised £9,000.


Puzzle Administrator, Mandy was Captain of TEAM PUZZLE at the Swanbourne Endeavour. Together they raised £2,000.