Saracens - Guy's Sleeping Success Story

Oct 15, 2014

Guy's Sleeping Success Story

The Sarrie’s Skills Club is an out of school sports club for young people with autism. It is the first programme designed specifically for those who are severely autistic to be run by any profressional sports team in the UK. The project offers physical activity in a stimulating environment for young people who have little or no verbal communication skills and require two on one support to ensure their safety and enjoyment. We also offer respite for parents and carers, enabling them to significantly improve their support networks.

Guy is 13 and has a complex (severe) form of ADHD, he has been a member of Sarrie’s Skills Club since April. Since Guy’s time at Sarrie’s Skills Club, Guy has found a new love for Rugby and in particular Saracens. Due to Guy’s condition his sleep pattern is very sporadic which can affect his behaviour which takes its toll on his parents, Allan and Les. His parents have discovered that every Monday night after Skills Club, Guy now sleeps all the way to 6:30am.

His mum, Les said “Since starting Sarrie’s Skills Club, Guy’s sleeping patterns have drastically improved, he now sleep’s right through to 6:30am on a Tuesday”.  This sleep is not only crucial to Guy but also to both of his Parents for a well-deserved rest.

Guy works harder at school to get a daily good report so that he will then be given his reward which is to go to his Monday night club. Guy's personality has really become much stronger since joining the Monday night club. Guy enjoys the interaction with the staff and the other children who meet up once a week.

For Guy, it is the treat of the week, to start the week knowing that he comes to Saracens on a Monday afternoon.

Keep up the good work Guy!

For more information contact Tomas Gamage on 07823441206 or email at

The Sarries Skills Club Programme is funded through generous grants by St. James’ Place Foundation, Wembley National Stadium Trust, Help a Capital Child, Lloyds TSB Foundation.

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