Autism equipment bought with donation

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society colleagues with Elaine Nicholson from Corby-based Action for Asperger's

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society colleagues with Elaine Nicholson from Corby-based Action for Asperger's

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A charity in Corby has started fitting out a new counselling room thanks to a £10,000 donation from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.

Yorkshire Building Society - of which Norwich & Peterborough Building Society is part –pledged the donation during its 150th anniversary year and Action for Asperger’s was one of 15 chosen by members of the public to receive a £10,000 cash boost from the donation.

In total, more than 600 charities applied to the Society’s Lasting Legacy Fund before 30 were put forward for a public vote.

Action for Asperger’s is using the £10,000 to purchase sensory therapy items for their specialist counselling rooms. items that assuage the adverse sensory effects of autistic individuals and also to buy an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule toy box and software to help with the diagnosis of autism.

Elaine Nicholson, from Action for Asperger’s, said: “We were thrilled that our project was chosen to be funded as part of the Lasting Legacy Fund. We have already purchased bubble tubes and LED tubes for our counselling rooms which will make a real difference to our service users.”

Katie Rock, Manager at the Oundle branch of Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, said: “It was great to visit Action for Asperger’s and to see the benefits the new counselling room equipment is already bringing to the charity.”