An autism charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a fundraising ball and auction.

Members of interAKtive, based in Banstead, will be hosting a gala dinner and dance at Surrey Downs Golf Club in Kingswood on Friday, June 20.

The event will feature live music from RAAS Jazz, of the Royal Alexander and Albert School, plus a grand charity raffle and auction.

England cricket legend Phil Tufnell has donated signed father-and-son cricket bats for the charity auction.

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Phil Tufnell with one of the signed bats he will be donating for the charity auction 

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, an autistic artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes, has donated a print of his View from the Shard and Centre Parcs has donated a holiday prize for the auction.

The raffle will include a two-night break at the London Hilton on Park Lane, a ticket to the View from the Shard for two plus dinner at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant and afternoon tea for two at Nutfield Priory Hotel.

interAKtive is a parent-led charity with around 150 member families, all of whom have a child who is on the autism spectrum, or a child with a similar communication difficulty.

The charity organises trips and outings for the children and a popular play-scheme during the Easter and summer holidays as well as organising conferences.

All proceeds from the event will go to interAKtive.  For more information or tickets call Alison Dickson on 077739 68133 or visit www.interAKtive.org.uk.

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