Lending a hand to tasmanian CHILDREN With autism

Lend a Hand to Hugo is an Australian charity based in Tasmania that is committed to improving the lives of children on the autism spectrum and those with a disability.
A story of lending a hand
Lend a Hand to Hugo was founded by Luke Williams, a then fourteen year old who wanted to assist in the therapy of his nephew Hugo, who was diagnosed with autism.

Our Story

Lend a Hand to Hugo began in 2014 in aid of Hugo Barrett, a vibrant and excitable young man diagnosed with autism at the age of two.

In order to bridge the gap for his nephew’s therapy cost, Lend a Hand to Hugo founder Luke Williams set out to raise enough money to ensure Hugo received the full amount of therapy hours he required.



Amazing Anton's Awesome Opportunity

June 16, 2019

Anton Scavone is a passionate North Melbourne Kangaroos fan and this Sunday he will be running onto Blundstone Arena, alongside his heroes as they take on the GWS GIANTS. But first, Anton will be emulating his idols at Lend a Hand to Hugo’s first All Abilities AFL Auskick session of 2019.


Giving the joy of Christmas

November 5, 2018

One in every one hundred Australian families have a child on the autism spectrum. One in five Australians have a disability. All of these families spend money throughout the year on therapy, specialised aids, accessible programs and other resources. As a result, spending at Christmas time is often limited and in some cases doesn't happen at all.


All Abilities cricket blast 2018

October 12, 2018

Following the recent success of Lend a Hand to Hugo’s All Abilities AFL Auskick program, for the second year running Lend a Hand to Hugo will be offering our Cricket Blast program. The program is open for children between the ages of 5-14 with a disability or accessibility challenge.