AN ALLOA charity has celebrated being awarded a generous four-figure grant during Forth Valley Business Week in September.

Scottish Autism held an afternoon tea to celebrate the awarding of £2,280 raised for the charity during the event, organised by Ceteris.

Karen Wilson, income generation and partnerships lead with Scottish Autism, said: “We are delighted to have benefitted from the generosity shown by Ceteris and other attendees at the afternoon tea event.

“Forth Valley Business Week offered us the opportunity to build connections with local businesses in the area.

“We are hopeful that this might lead to us being able to build new partnerships on top of those we have already established with Forth Valley businesses.

“We are always happy to talk to any business who may want to work with us, whether to raise funds or to work with our training and consultancy team to improve their understanding of autism and how to support autistic employees.”

Forth Valley Business Week is organised to showcase the opportunities in the area for budding and established businesses.

Businesses can meet and share best practice, highlighting what is available to them in Forth Valley and how it can benefit others.

Maggie Gorman, business support and development director with Ceteris, added: “Scottish Autism has been a tenant for Ceteris for 10 years and we were delighted to have them as a charity partner at our recent Forth Valley Business Week.

“Ceteris is here to make business happen and that includes supporting our charities and social enterprises.

“The sponsorship we receive makes the business week happen and Robertson Construction sponsored a particular event that resulted in the donation to Scottish Autism.