We are delighted to introduce the Little Sid Rose – a beautiful new rose named after four-year-old Sid Wallace, the son of our ambassador Gregg Wallace. Sid is autistic and non-speaking, and his family are very proud of him.
Thanks to the generosity of YouGarden and the Harkness Rose Company, £5 from every rose sold is being donated to Ambitious about Autism to support more autistic children and young people across the nation.
Raising an autistic child has many challenges but also great joys, as other families with lived experience will know. Anna and I are very proud of our wonderful son Sid and this rose is a celebration of him and all autistic young people.
I hope it will help to increase understanding and acceptance of autism. The fact that donations will enable the Ambitious about Autism charity to support more autistic children and young people is incredible."
Gregg Wallace MBE, Ambitious about Autism ambassador and TV presenter