Great British Bake Off finalist Sandro Farmhouse has become a Celebrity Ambassador for the National Autistic Society, the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
TV star and baker Sandro, who makes autism friendly recipes, will help to amplify the charity’s work to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
In November 2022, Sandro reached the final of Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off.
Sandro launched Baking on the Spectrum, an online workshop for autistic children and their families, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, Baking on the Spectrum has worked with over 100 families.
Sandro will join the charity’s annual event, World Autism Acceptance Week, which runs from March 27 to April 2 2023. The theme of this year’s event is colour with a new virtual challenge, the Spectrum Colour Challenge, and a new in-person event, the Spectrum Colour Walks, along with lots of other fundraising ideas.
Sandro Farmhouse said: “I am so happy to be an ambassador for the National Autistic Society and I’m excited to get involved in increasing acceptance and understanding of autism.”
Caroline Stevens, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sandro on board as Celebrity Ambassador and greatly appreciate his time and support for our charity.
“We’re looking forward to working together with Sandro to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
“Better public understanding of autism across society could transform hundreds of thousands of autistic people’s lives.”