HRH the Countess of Wessex school visit

An introduction by Mark Lever:

 
It is an honour and privilege to have HRH The Countess of Wessex as our Royal Patron
 
For the last 15 years, she has been a dedicated, consistent, enthusiastic patron and a wonderful advocate for the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their 3 million family members and carers.
 
HRH The Countess of Wessex has played an essential role in the life of the National Autistic Society since 2003. Her first visit on behalf of the charity was to the Robert Ogden School in 2004, where she was greeted by both pupils and staff.  Since then she has taken a keen and active interest in visiting many of our schools and services and we feel so very fortunate to have such a lasting relationship.

Thank you from all of us at the National Autistic Society, you’ve helped ensure our vital work is recognised and we feel immensely honoured to work alongside you to build a society that works for autistic people.


In a letter from HRH The Countess of Wessex, she spoke about her 15 years as our Royal Patron and how she has been fortunate to witness the progress and success of the charity first-hand. She speaks about the National Autistic Society schools she has seen open, Buckingham Palace becoming autism friendly, events that have celebrated some of our finest milestones and there is a special mention of our incredible volunteers, members and branches across the UK.  
 
Read the letter in full here

 
Thank you Your Royal Highness from everyone at the National Autistic Society.