Welcome to Spectrum WASP, we are a local support group for Parents/Carers in Mansfield and surrounding areas supporting Children and Young people on the Autistic spectrum, including, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Complex special and additional needs.

For more information click on the menu bar above for details about the group & contacts, or read below for general information.

Registered Charity Number: 1146664

Updated 11/12/2018


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Sainsburys Fundraiser BAG PACK…

On Saturday 24th November we was invited by Sainsburys in Mansfield to do a Fundraising Bag Pack as we are there chosen Charity of the Year






Its always great fun to go into the Store with our Parents/Children and raise awareness within our Local Community of Spectrum WASP

We also had some special guests on the day from the The Drum and Bugle Corps who played wonderfully outside the store greeting shoppers on there way in

We are thrilled to announce we raised a HUGE £587.46 which will help sustain Spectrum WASP activities in 2019

A BIG Thank You to Sainsburys… All our Parents/Young Children and Everyone in our Local Community who helped to make this such a success


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An Evening Of Fashion…

What a fantastic evening at our annual Fashion Show with Blue Sky Fashion on November 16th @ Blidworth Miners Welfare…There was some great bargains to be had with an amazing total raised on the night of £168.09 which will help fund our Children’s Christmas Party in December

We would like to Thank Everyone for your continued support and help in making these Fundraising events such a success

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Needing a New Winter Wardrobe ???

Come along to our annual Fund Raising  Fashion Show @ The Blidworth Miners Welfare on Friday 16th November 2018 and Support Spectrum WASP…doors open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7.00pm

Designer high street stores and top range ladies garments being sold at a fraction of the normal price….Styles to suit all ages ranging in sizes 8-22+

Door prize and raffle on the night with one lucky person winning a fantastic Prize… Refreshments available

Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased via Sue or Jeni at Spectrum WASP or are available to pay on the door



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Spoooooooky Half Term Fun @ Spectrum WASP

Half Term was ghoulishly fun at Spectrum WASP…Beginning with a trip to Crich Tramway Village on Tuesday 3oth October

It was a great turn out with 66 Children/Families attending the Starlight Galatic Theme day at the Tram Village…The children loved the Tram rides, meeting some of the Star Wars Characters and the Enchanting walk through the Woodlands spotting some fairy homes hiding along the way


As the day light faded and darkness set in, the Tramway Village lit up which was amazing and magical for all to see

Wednesday 31st October…Halloweennnnnnnnnn @ Rufford Park

Rufford Park was great fun for all the family with Catra from Vision at West Notts joining us to do some creepy Arts and Crafts and Lorraine from Butterfly Effex painting faces




Once the indoor activities had finished some of the Children went on to do a Monster Trail around the grounds of Rufford Park


Our final day of Activities was Friday 2nd November finishing off with a trip to our Autism Friendly Screening at Mansfield Odeon Cinema to see the new ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Movie…



With the sound turned down and the lights up it was a perfect relaxing end to a fun filled week

We would just like to take this opportunity to Thank Everyone involved in making our Half Term Activity Programme so Wonderful for all our Children/Young Adults and Families

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‘One Great Day’ Fundraising @ The Four Seasons Shopping Centre

A massive £832.73 was raised at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre at the ‘One Great Day’ Fundraising event…

We split the amount raised equally with the Great Ormond Street Hospital which was just amazing to be able to support such a wonderful hospital

This wouldn’t have been possible without the Help & Support from the Management, Staff and all Customers at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre….We would just like to say a massive “Thank You” to Everyone involved for all your continued Support




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Thank You To Everyone Who Supported Our ‘China Tea Cup’s’ Coffee Morning

What great morning we had @ Pine House on the 1st October hosting our ‘China Tea Cup’s’ Coffee morning…


The Tea & Coffee was flowing and the wonderful homemade Cakes kindly donated went down a treat…

A total of £61.89 was raised on the day which was donated to The John Eastwood Hospice in Mansfield

We would also like to say a BIG Thank You to Sainsburys in Mansfield whom we have been chosen to be there Charity of the Year for there kind donation of a £20 Gift Voucher of which we used as a door prize on the day of our Coffee Morning

We are delighted to announce that the winner on the day was Heather Johnston who was just so surprised and thrilled as she said its the first time she’s ever won

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Spooky Fun in Half Term with Spectrum WASP

October Half Term is set to be hair raising with some spooky Activities going on at Spectrum WASP…..”WOOOOOOOOOO”….

Tuesday October 21st….

Halloween Starlight Extravaganza Galatic Wars Theme… ‘CRICH’ Tramway Village, DE4 5DP… Ride the Wonderful Trams.. Bring along your own light sabres…Family Afternoon Out ..Harry Potter Woodland Walk Theme Spells/Chairs.. Adventure Playground…Lots Happening, Magical Lighting, Bring a Brunch Lunch Picnic… Meeting there @12noon.. Open till 6.30pm… Parent/Carers Free… Children/Siblings £5.00 entry going through with Spectrum/Wasp @ 12noon.. Book/Pay to Register Place

Wednesday October 31st Halloween Day ..WOOOO HOOOO!!..

Family Fun @ Rufford Park Rufford Abbey, Rufford, Newark, NG22 9DF Halloween Arts/Crafts…with Catra…Face Painting with Lorraine, from Butterfly Effex .. Apples/Pumpkins …Meeting in the Court Yard, @ 10.00-12noon for our Classroom Booked @ The Stables Room…and then to go on to follow the ‘Monster Trail’…… @ Rufford Park (£2.00 extra per Child) ..Tea/Coffee Juice Provided, and you can bring along your ‘Halloween’ Lunch… Lots of exciting ‘Happenings’ at Rufford…Contribution £3.00 per Child… BOOK on to Register your Children – Siblings Welcome.. Come along in your Fancy Dress if you want too…. See you there


Friday November 2nd

Family Morning @ The Odeon Cinema ‘HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3’ To finish off our Halloween Theme Week of Fun…Our Own Autism Friendly Screening ..Meeting there @ 9.00am to start the Film for 9.15am.. Contribution is £3.50 per Child…All Children Welcome supported by a Parent/Carer.. Parent/Carers FREE See you there…


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