Berkeley's support provides essential resources and enriching experiences, like site visits during National Careers Week, empowering children and young people with disabilities and autism.

Building Bridges: AFK and Berkeley Foundation Partner to Empower Children and Young People

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At AFK, we recognise the immense challenges children and young people with disabilities and autism face in accessing essential resources and opportunities. From mobility equipment to employment skills, we’re committed to creating opportunities for those who are often left behind. That’s why our partnership with Berkeley holds such significance.


Through our collaboration with Berkeley, we’ve been able to expand our reach and impact, transforming lives one step at a time. The funds raised from various events, including special and sporting occasions, have made a monumental difference in the lives of the individuals and families we support. From funding specialised mobility equipment to empowering our young people with bespoke employment skills programs, Berkeley’s support has been transformative.

One memorable event that highlights the power of partnership was the 2023 Dragon Boat Race, where we had the pleasure of meeting the teams and charities involved. On that scorching day at Docklands Berkeley raised a huge amount to continue AFK’s work.

But Berkeley’s support doesn’t stop there. Their dedicated volunteers are always ready to lend a helping hand, ensuring that AFK’s mission is always at the forefront. Whether it’s providing assistance at events or hosting enriching experiences for our young people, Berkeley’s support always goes above and beyond.

National Careers Week


One such instance was during National Careers Week this year, where Berkeley Homes Twelve Trees Park Project opened its doors to a group of young people from AFK’s Preparing For Work schools programme. These eager minds got an exclusive tour of the site, learning about various roles in the industry firsthand. From exploring construction sites to engaging with Berkeley employees, the experience left a mark on our young people’s journey towards independence and employment.

a group of young people being presented to

As expressed by one of our team members, “Every year AFK organises exciting interactive employer visits during National Careers Week for neurodiverse and disabled students from our partner schools in North London. At the end of National Careers Week this year, we organised a site visit to Berkeley’s Twelve Trees site in West Ham with five students from Samuel Rhodes school who are all interested in construction.


The young people were given a tour of the site including a ride in the hoist up 32 floors to a view of the whole of East London which was quite breathtaking! Thanks to Jasmine, Sam, James, Jordan, and Cam for making the day so memorable for our young people who are looking to join Berkeley as bricklayers and carpenters as soon as they leave school.”

a group of young people on a construction site in high vis with helmets

This partnership between AFK and Berkeley Capital isn’t just about funding—it’s about fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for children and young people with disabilities and autism. Together, we’re building bridges to a brighter, more inclusive future—one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


Thank you to all at Berkeley for your continued support. 


If you are a corporate organisation and would like to know more about how to partner with us please email [email protected]

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