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Mike Robinson, Prior's

Court's Chief Executive,

was awarded an OBE

in the 2022 New Year's

Honours List.

This award is in recognition of

his services to children and

young people with autism

and acknowledges all the

work done at Prior's Court.

Mike, who lives in Somerset,

joined Prior's Court in July

2015. In his time at the helm

Prior's Court has:

l achieved multiple "good" or

"outstanding" ratings in Ofsted

and CQC inspections,

l launched a bespoke 'big data'

platform, Prior Insight, with the

potential for transforming how autism is

understood as a condition,

l written, recorded and published an "anthem for

autism" - Let Me Shine - which was then re-recorded

at the iconic Abbey Road Studios,

accompanied with an awardwinning


l opened a ground-breaking

commercial bakery, Bread &


l opened four new

award-winning residential

homes, The Seasons,

l welcomed our 200th


In addition to these, Mike's

leadership has led Prior's

Court through extremely

challenging periods for

the organisation, including

responding to the Covid-19

pandemic and our tragic minibus

incident in 2018.

Mike said: "I am incredibly honoured to receive

this award. I do so on behalf of all the amazing

people at Prior's Court, who work tirelessly to

transform the lives of young people impacted by

complex autism."

Prior's Court Foundation, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9NU

01635 247202 •

Company Registered in England and Wales Number 3583324 • Registered Charity Number 1070227

New Year's Honour for Mike

A huge thank you to our friends at the

Hungerford branch of Newbury Building

Society for their recent donation.

The branch of the organisation has long been a

passionate and enthusiastic supporter of our work,

with their staff opting to choose Prior's Court as its

charity partner for the year in 2021.

This led to a total of £2,210.55 being raised.

Karen White, our Head of Fundraising, said: "We

are extremely grateful to Newbury Building Society

Hungerford Branch for this generous donation,

which will be used to help transform the garden in

one of our homes for young people with complex


"The Covid-19 lockdowns have highlighted the

importance of maximising our outdoor areas, and

so the revamped garden will create a space that

provides safe access to the outdoors all year round

and much needed sensory and play equipment.

"Jane and the Hungerford team have done a

fantastic job by raising much needed funds, and

we hope they will be able to spend some time

volunteering with us again soon."

Building society branch funds revamped garden

Karen White, our Head of Fundraising with Jane Bosher

from the Hungerford branch of Newbury Building Society


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