halow project, a Surrey-based charity that supports people aged 16+ with learning disabilities and autism, is delighted to have been awarded ‘Charity of the Year’ in the prestigious The Family Network Recognition National Business Awards.

The award winners were announced at a glittering awards night on 11 March at The Reigate Manor Hotel in Surrey. The Family Network (TFN) also raised funds for Sofia – Pregnancy Loss Support in the run up to the event and held a raffle on the night.

Rachelle Barnett, halow’s Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “We are proud to be recognised by The Family Network members as a community-based charity doing exceptional work in our field. Both our organisations focus on building a supportive community that helps people to develop and thrive, so there is great synergy between us. At halow, we are delighted to have the opportunity to build relationships with TFN members; we share their ‘can do’ spirit in the goals and ambitions we help adults with learning disabilities and autism to achieve.’ ”

halow project is a vibrant charity that works with more than 200 people aged 16+ each year with learning disabilities and autism on their journey to independence. halow supports them to build relationships and socialise, to feel part of their community, and to gain skills to find suitable employment. The charity assists them with living independently and provides 1:1 support workers. To find out more about halow project visit www.halowproject.org.uk.

The Family Network has more than ten branches in the UK and supports mums, dads, and families in business with free networking events and affordable workshops. They provide online and offline support and they do not charge membership fees, which means people can attend when they want. This is the 7th year they have hosted their National Business Awards to recognise their hard-working member families across the UK.