The Boathouse, Christchurch

Tonight’s performance at The Boathouse


Despite being another very cold evening we enjoyed some wonderful entertainment at The Boathouse.

The many twinkling lights added to the Christmassy feel along with warm mince pies and enthusiastic audience including several elves! The entertainers and the charity tonight were Autism Unlimited and were introduced by Executive Director Donna Wearn. For a second year running Autism Unlimited produced an enchanting performance given by two young and very talented singers.

The sponsor for the evening was Little Lives UK and a cheque for £500 was presented to Carol Borwick with Donna thanking all concerned.

The Boathouse contributed one of the raffle prizes in support of the event.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the King’s Arms Pavilion.

Talented young singer at CLAC 2022

Autistic Inspiration!
 Our pop up performance opened with Leon – a Sixth Form student at Portfield School who, in the last four years, has taught himself to play the guitar by watching YouTube clips. He aspires to become a singer/songwriter, or work in the music industry. Leon sang a cover version of Elton’s John’s ‘Your Song’ and a song he has written called ‘Shine In My Mind’.

Nevaeh, a 13 year old singer/songwriter is also the proud Child Ambassador for Autism Unlimited and very passionate about spreading and promoting the good work and support the charity provides. Nevaeh herself is Autistic, Epileptic and Dyslexic – but she doesn’t let that get in her way of her ultimate dream to be a worldwide recognised artist. Nevaeh not only performed a couple of Christmas songs but began by singing her new original song, ‘Inside and Out’, launched in support of anti-bullying week; through the song she expresses her feelings on how important it is to treat people equally and not to judge people’s abilities.

Talented young singer at CLAC 2022
Cheque presented to Autism Unlimited from Little Lives UK
Carol Borwick of Autism Unlimited accepting cheque from sponsor Little Lives UK

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Autism Unlimited

Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower autistic children, adults and their families. We partner with them to find solutions and provide educational and life skills training. From bespoke education for children, to independent living skills and career guidance for adults, we ensure that everyone who comes to us for support finds a route to their goals and to a rich and fulfilled life.

We believe in a world of unlimited possibilities for people living with autism.

Thanks to the venue:

The Boathouse

With panoramic views of the quay, the Boathouse has the most unique location in Christchurch. Extensive outdoor and indoor seating and our own crazy golf course, the Boathouse is the ideal place for the whole family.

Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by.

Thanks to the local sponsor:

Little Lives

Little Lives UK’s primary focus is to help children in who are disabled or disadvantaged. We provide support and opportunities to children that are facing many challenges in their young age and are in need of support. We identify problems within our community and establish grassroot projects to tackle them. Creating personal connections with the families and children we help is truly priceless to us.

Little Lives Website