A charity supporting people with autism visited the AJ Bell Stadium to watch Sale Sharks in live Gallagher Premiership action, thanks to free tickets from Printerland.
Space 4 Autism, an independent charity providing clubs, activities and services to those with an Autism spectrum condition, were in attendance as Sale Sharks won 36-3 against Leicester Tigers on Friday evening.
Having started in 2005 as a single Saturday play club, the group now delivers over 2,000 activities to more than 1,800 families each year. Its Macclesfield-base includes a sensory suite, art rooms, and a community café to provide attendees with a safe social space.
Space 4 Autism’s inclusive sessions range from football to art and cookery, and aim to provide its members with opportunities to try new things and learn valuable skills while developing relationships in a safe and fun environment.
Mark Cueto, Sale Sharks Commercial Director, said: “We were pleased to welcome everyone from Space 4 Autism to the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening. The group offers a wide range of services and support, and thanks to Printerland their members had a first -hand experience of topflight rugby.
“Our partnership with Printerland is driven by our shared commitment to engage as many people as possible with rugby, and it was it great to see it in action once again thanks to their generous ticket donation.”
The charity was given the match tickets by Altrincham-based firm Printerland, a key club sponsor and the UK’s largest reseller of printers, ink cartridges and toners.
The donation was part of Printerland’s ongoing commitment to inclusiveness and a wider initiative that aims to introduce new audiences to the game of rugby.
For more information about Printerland, visit www.printerland.co.uk.