Charity’s thanks for £10,000 building society donation

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A Barnwell charity which offers support and counselling to children and families with Asperger’s has been handed a £10,000 boost by a building society.

Action for Asperger’s will use the cash to buy a specialised trolley and items for their sensory therapy room. The charity also urgently needs a specialist Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule toy box and software to help with the diagnosis of autism.

Action for Asperger’s spokesman Elaine Nicholson said: “We are thrilled that our project has been chosen to be funded. We can’t wait to get started and make a real difference to our community. Autism is often a ‘forgotten’ cause. We are delighted to have been noticed by the Yorkshire Building Society.”

The money was given to the charity by the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s owners, the Yorkshire Building Society, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year by giving out £150,000.