In 2023, Remarkable Autism Charity employee Alison Robinson, sadly passed away due to illness. 

Alison, who was loved by staff and students alike had been with the organisation for 25 years, constantly went above and beyond to support learners. She was passionate and dedicated to her role as cleaner and caretaker.  

To honour Alison, Remarkable Autism decided to name one of the school’s bespoke electric minibuses in her honour, so that she could still be a part of their educational journey. 

A memory book was created by staff where they could share their heart-warming tributes to Alison. 

One said: “Alison was amazing. She always went above and beyond for learners. She had so much passion for the job, and nothing was ever too much trouble.”

While another shared: “Alison will be missed so much. She was one-of-a-kind.” 

Alison’s son, Sean, said: “Thank you to Wargrave House School for keeping my mum’s memory alive and for all of their kind words and thoughts when she passed.”

The ‘Alison’ minibus joins a growing fleet of vehicles and is used to transport students to and from Wargrave House School and Ascent College, in addition to being the main source of transport for trips and other excursions. 

Robin Bush, CEO of Remarkable Autism Charity, said: “After being part of our organisation for such a long time and contributing so much to our learners, we wanted to do something special to honour Alison. 

“For 25 years, Alison was an invaluable member of the team, who brought so much joy and happiness to the workplace.

“We decided to name one of our minibuses in Alison’s memory so that she can still be a part of their educational journey in some way.”

Alison worked at Wargrave House School, part of Remarkable Autism Charity. 

Wargrave House School minibus