Holly’s Ball is an annual charity event that celebrates Autism Awareness in Wales.
Holly’s Ball was launched at the National Assembly for Wales in November 2010. The first ball took place at The Millennium Stadium in April 2011. Following the amazing success of Holly’s Ball 2011-2015, we’ve been busily organising Holly’s Ball 2016.
The event has previously launched and hosted for the past 3 years The Autism Heroes Awards for Wales. This year’s event once again will take place in the stunning Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on the 2nd of April which coincides with World Autism Awareness Day.
In previous years we have donated money to parent support groups, Autism Charities, we have organised special projects for the siblings of children with Autism and we have also sent parents/carers away for short breaks or spa treatments as we know first hand how important the families are in helping to look after someone with Autism.
Our events team are busy bees getting ready for 2016. This year’s event is a celebration of Autism and falls on World Autism Awareness Day. Holly's Ball has raised over £30,000 for Autism charities since it was launched. Previous sponsors of Holly’s Ball have been Coca Cola, Bluestone, Real Radio, The Evening Post, Cowbridge Life and Princess Gate.
Holly’s Ball is named after a very amazing and special young lady from Caerphilly, who has a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism. "We'd like to say a very special thank you to everyone who helped to make each Holly’s Ball event so special and memorable.
Autism is a disabling condition on so many levels, each and every thing a child with Autism like Holly achieves is mountainous to them and to those who know their struggles. These achievements rightfully deserve to be celebrated. Autism should be celebrated.
This is the reason for Holly’s Ball".
Jo Salmon, Holly's Ball Founder