Brandon-based autism support group ANGELS held its first school holiday drop in centre today.
ANGELS – Autism Needs Guidance Education Love and Support – was begun two years ago by Carly Wharf, whose son is autistic, and meets each month at Brandon Bowling alley.
The holiday drop in centre at the St John’s Ambulance hut on Brandon Playing fields for the children will be held again in the summer holidays.
Carly said: “My son struggles in the school holidays being out of his routine and I thought ‘what can I do to help’. I know there are so many families in the same situation.”
Friend Michael Byford raised £700 by doing the London Marathon, which bought equipment for the drop in and Tesco gave £100 for food making the day possible.
But it is the start of a busy week for Carly and her supporters because she, her husband Barry, dad Richard Bennett and friend Naomi Nichols are taking part in the 62-mile London Night Rider cycle ride on Saturday to raise funds.