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Captain's Page 2016

The National Autistic Society

Neil White's Captain's Page 2016

Raising money for The National Autistic Society

In 2009 my son, Samuel was diagnosed as having autism – he was three-years old.  At the time he was non-verbal and unable to walk.  With the help of support groups funded in whole or part by the National Autistic Society, Samuel learnt how to talk and also walk, so much so, that he can how attend mainstream school with the full time 1-2-1 help of a support teacher.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is a British charity for people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), including autism and Asperger syndrome. The purpose of the organisation is to improve the lives of people with autism in the United Kingdom.

Neil White, BUNGS Captain 2016 Neil White, BUNGS Captain 2016

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

More than 1 out of every 100 people within the UK has autism.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all autistic people share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People on the autism spectrum may also experience over or under sensitivity to to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

You cannot always tell that someone has autism just by looking at them. Because of this autism is sometimes called a hidden disability.

Autism lasts for all of a person's life. But they can still do a lot of things and learn a lot of skills.

The NAS is the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Their trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 people living with autism every year – through their own specialist schools as well as support for those within mainstream schools, within the community, at work and in the home environment.

For more information on autism and the work the National Autistic Society does please go to

I am setting myself a fairly ambitious fund raising target of £3500 to £4000.

With your support and generous donations I hope to be able to give back to the National Autistic Society as a way of my appreciation for all the help that they have given me, my family and most importantly, Samuel.

Thank you for reading and your support this year!

Neil White
BUNGS Captain 2016


Captain's Update

See PDF files below

Captain's Letter May 2016.pdf

Captain's Letter Spring 2016.pdf

Captains Charity Euro 2016 Competition.pdf

Captains Charity Euro 2016 Groups.pdf

Par 3 Challenge

This year, I will continue with the Captains Challenge on our golf days The challenge is that all three players in a group should hit their tee shots onto a par 3 of my choosing (or three players of a fourball). A £1 entry fee is charged and the winning group takes half the pot created and the other half goes to our charity.  

If more than one group succeeds, they share the pot. If no group is successful, the pot rolls over to the next golf day.

Current Charity Total for 2016

Sutton Coldfield Golf Day - 24th March 2016 £143.68
Beeston Fields Golf Day - 2nd April 2016 £56.43
Scraptoft Golf Day - 19th May 2016 £112.71
Northumberland Tour - 11th to 14th June 2016 £237.42
Moseley Golf Day - 7th July 2016 £101.00
Hollywood Golf Day - 3rd August 2016 £85.00
Whittington Heath Golf Day - 1st September 2016 £87.00
Walsall Golf Day - 28th September 2016 £463.40
Druids Heath Golf Day - 26th October 2016 £100.00
Woodhall Spa Winter Trip - 18th & 19th November 2016 £100.00
Maxstoke Park Golf Day - Date to be confirmed £113.46
Profit from Captain's Euro Championship Competition £214.50
Donations for 100 hole hike £1115.70
Gift Aid from online donations £243.93
Other donations throughout the year £100.00
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