We raise awareness. We advocate for inclusion. We promote understanding. Our focus is not only the child with the diagnosis, but their families, their educators, the carers and health professionals who all contribute to their lives every day.
Our mission is simple. To inspire the autism and disability community to fulfil their unique potential, and provide opportunities for them to be an understood and valued part of the wider community through sport.
Our All Abilities Sporting Programs are the cornerstone of what we do. They ensure every child is included, celebrated and given the opportunity to develop in a positive environment that is built around them and not the other way around.
Lend a Hand to Hugo is founded in aid of Hugo Barrett
Founder Luke Williams and his teammates begin fundraising by earning donations for every run they score during the cricket season
100+ Lend a Hand to Hugo stickers distributed to Tasmania cricketers to help raise awareness
Charity raises $2000 to provide Hugo Barrett with 30 hours of therapy
Ambassador partnership with AFL star Ben Brown begins
Media relationship with Cricket Australia begins
Our inaugural All Star Bash charity cricket match is played
Donation Box program and fundraising shoelaces are launched
Lend a Hand to Hugo’s community work is recognised at the Pride of Australia awards
Friends School students ‘lace up’ their school shoes in unity for autism awareness
We begin our education workshop program
The charity appears on Fox Footy’s AFL 360 program
We launch ‘I will lend a hand’ campaign via video that reaches 34,501 viewers
The charity assists 10 families
Founder Luke Williams and ambassador Ben Brown feature on Fox Footy’s ‘AFL 360’ Program
Our first All Abilities Cricket Program is delivered to 16 participants
We conduct our first Christmas Drive - helping four families
Lend a Hand to Hugo shares Sam’s Story -the life of an adult on the autism spectrum
Our first Rowing Machine Challenge raises $2,500